Apple's Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jsw, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. jsw
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    jsw

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    #1
    From Apple's Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy:
    Does that imply that the "Feature Request" fields in places like iTunes (see below) just send comments into a void?
     

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    Finiksa

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    #2
    Well, by providing that form aren't they soliciting ideas?
     
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    jxyama

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    #3
    basically, they will publically claim that they won't accept unrequested ideas because they don't want to have someone else later claim credit. (and do something worse, of course...)

    i assume for iTunes/etc., the official request submissions are covered in the User License that any ideas submitted under that method would belong to Apple... such cannot be said for random emails sent, etc.
     
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    Elan0204

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    Apple is just covering themselves legally. Basically, anything you send to Apple automatically becomes their idea, even if they never would have thought of it without you. This way, when your new idea becomes a new Apple product or service they owe you nothing.
     

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