Can Gateway sue clone makers?

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  1. TheBlueSky
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    Gateway put a lot of hard work of several months and their card is blatantly cloned. What's the legal option for them? Shouldn't they sue the clone making companies for stealing their work?

    I mean how Apple did Samsung.
     
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    That's ridiculous. In any case, Nintendo is the only allowed to sue them all.
     
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    Hi, guys.
    You are very funny.
    Please do not forget Nintendo, capcom and other 3ds game manufactures.
    How about their hard work?
    The piracy is illegal itself.
     
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    course they can!

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    Lol

    you know that guy that sells burned copies of DVDs in that shady part of town? Yeah if someone new came in and started doing the same thing but with cheaper disks, the original shop owner still has no right to sue him, neither of them are practicing legal habits.
     
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    Yes, they can.
     
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    It's not likely a business who's foundation plays on Illegal activities would get the law involved.
    That's like ratting yourself out.

    Like A drug dealer calling the police, because somebody stole his drugs. Idiocracy at it's finest.
     
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    Well since it's China... even if they could, there's no point. That's like 50% of China economy.
     
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    If they were playing in a place where flash carts were considered legit items (and there are quite a few) and the clone makers had a presence in the same place then there might be something that could be done. I doubt they will have any patents, trademarks or properly registered copyrights (assuming they are in a place that has that distinction) in those places so it is likely then the weaker form of copyright.

    Seen as most clone makers will at least operate through the black hole that is China then I doubt much will come to pass of it. Likewise enforcement during and after would be troublesome.

    Technically yes depending upon where they are, practical considerations make this not very likely and even if the case was won the effects other than a lawyer bill are slim to nonexistent.
     
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    i agree with FAST, anthropomorphize, sententious, sesquipedalian... even do i have no idea what he just said
     
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    Anthromorphize - something with characteristics that are not typical to humans.
    Sententious - having feels with morals (or something along that line)
    sesquipedalian - long

    No, I didn't dictionary them, I actually know what he's saying! :D
     
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    Because R4 was able to sue all their clones...oh wait...
    Flashcards exist in a legal grey zone built in a country with sketchy copyright laws. A lawsuit really won't be a wise idea for them. Not to mention with the recent DMCA actions taken on filetrip, that will make it even harder on them.
     
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    Not that I have much faith in this thread staying open for much longer, but I need to remind you all that this isn't the EoF.
     
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    I'm sure you did not look that up in a dictionary, because it actually means giving something that is not human human characteristics. Making more human. Rather than what you said.
     
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    what did they own?
     
  23. TheBlueSky
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    I have emailed the idea to Gateway team and asked them if they would like to sue the clone. I also attached in the email a list of world's best lawyers that specialize in this.

    They will probably need funds for litigation, I could assume they already have 20-30k from Gateway profits and so another 20k they could ask in donations. 50,000 dollars is a pretty good start for this.
     
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    If Gateway came to court with their piracy device and said that their business is being ruined by people stealing their work, wouldn't they be punched in the face by the judge?
     
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