Apple tries to copyright lowercase "i"

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  1. cheesyPOOF5
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    Apple has decided to go to court to try to copyright the lowercase letter "i" used in it's products such as the iPod and the Iphone.
    Spokesperon Leeroy Jenkins had this to say on the issue: "Too many companies are trying to rip off our products. When customers see the letter i before a product name, they assume that it's one of our products." These items include the iFan, iTV, iBowl, iBlender, and the iCar.
    SOURCE:http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/01/apple.goe...ourt/index.html
     
  2. .TakaM

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    leeeeeeeeeroooooooooy jenkins


    I dont even know what thats from ._.
     
  3. Icarus

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    Big Appleu
    his too ? [​IMG]

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  4. cheesyPOOF5
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    [​IMG] I'm afraid so.
     
  5. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    nope, that's a parody and would be protected from a copyright
     
  6. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

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    Thank you, my faith on April Fools´ jokes is back.

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    Thanks! I tried [​IMG] Worked better than when I tried to hide all of my parents' shoes when I was 7 (they woke up in the process)
     
  8. Mewgia

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    Even though it is a joke, I wouldn't be surprised if they did.
    They ARE the company that tried to copyright the word "pod," after all...They sued some woman for selling a product (which I think was called the "slippod" or something similar) Just because it had the word "Pod" in its name.
    Online source.
    I first read about it in my local newspaper, though.
     
  9. cheesyPOOF5
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    Heh, they file a lawsuit for one half, it doesn't work out, so the go for the other.
     
  10. Caoimhin

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    Leeroy Jenkins is a World of Warcraft legend!
     
  11. cheesyPOOF5
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    No, he's Apple's sales rep!
     
  12. Caoimhin

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    And there comes the iCondom! It includes a mp3 with 60GB capacity!
     
  13. Sinkhead

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    Apple is nice, but very expensive. For the price of an iPod I can get two clones off eBay that have better screens and hold more files.
    I think an iPod is more of a fashion thing than an MP3 player. If people just wanted an MP3 player there are many more cheaper and better performing ones...

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