Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Copyright on the tablet: Apple vs. Samsung's

The new tablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, can no longer be sold throughout Europe. The Regional Court of Düsseldorf has upheld the request of Apple, accusing the Korean company has breached the copyright of some elements of the iPad 2 in integrating its tablet without permission, and issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the distribution of the tablets and block any action of Samsung's marketing.

The injunction affects the whole of Europe. Samsung will appeal, but in the meantime sales of Galaxy Tab will be blocked until the new judge's decision, which will take place within four weeks. "It is no coincidence that the very latest products from Samsung look like the iPhone and iPad," said a spokesman for Apple, "the shape of the packing up of the hardware products.

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