M$ To Release Apple Related Documents In Lindows Case

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  1. madamimadam macrumors 65816

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    A federal court in Seattle has ordered Microsoft Corp. to release thousands of documents to San Diego-based Lindows.com, as the Redmond company presses its claims that Lindows' name infringes on Microsoft's Windows trademark.

    In addition, the court postponed the start of the trial from April 7 to Dec. 1.

    The order, issued last week, requires Microsoft to release documents including testimony and transcripts from an unsuccessful lawsuit filed by Apple Computer in 1988 against Microsoft alleging copyright violations for using icons, windows and other graphical elements in its operating system.

    Some of the documents covered by the order were not previously made public.
     
  2. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    It's so ironic to see them filing copyright lawsuits when their own respect of others' intellectual property is in such huge question (for me, anyhow).
     
  3. 748s macrumors 6502a

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    sure is ironic. their unofficial mission statement is.......embrace, extend, extinguish.
     
  4. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    I hope this backfires SERIOUSLY.

    imagine, if apple decided to submit extra evidence of Microsofts obvious plagiarism to help Lindows in their case against them ?

    If Apple had no right to defend their own concepts and ideas from being stolen then M$ have no right to try and do the same thing to another company who's threatening their monopoly on x86 compatable GUIs.
     

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