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07-16-2010, 08:46 PM #21
It's hard to argue the legality of it from the beginning. If the iPhone was stolen and gawker bought it to profit and promote their site I can see the issues but if some drunk newley out of college kid decides to leave it out it's perfectly fine IMO. Just a very fine line of freedom of the press and the part of profiting from stolen property.
07-16-2010, 09:24 PM #22
Hopefully he gets his stuff back in the same way prior to them taking it. To all those on here saying they did the wrong thing, I'm sure you weren't complaining when you saw the gizmodo i4 release article were you?
07-16-2010, 09:32 PM #23
this was still a problem I thought this got dealt with a while ago
07-16-2010, 10:30 PM #24
07-16-2010, 10:39 PM #25
Apple's Rights/My Rights/Your Rights
There is a fine line here.
Any one of us could buy an IPhone 4 right now, take it apart, take pictures of it, and post it on ModMyI. Now the question is: Are we violating Apple's proprietary rights regarding the phone?
The difference is: the IPhone 4 was not released yet when Gizmodo reported on it.
But, is there a difference according to the law?
And, was Gizmodo profiting from the issuance of his report?
07-16-2010, 11:05 PM #26
What about his actions were illegal? He purchased equipment that was found it was never stolen. It was news worldwide that it was LEFT at a bar. Not pick pocketed. Then he reviewed it and let us know what he saw. Simple as that apple took it as a great publicity stunt and then shot themselves in the foot anyway. Once apple was contacted he returned it. He's covered.
07-16-2010, 11:15 PM #27
dam file a law suite if the warrant was illegalNo signature links or spam... only warning
07-17-2010, 12:03 AM #28
07-17-2010, 12:51 AM #29
07-17-2010, 03:57 AM #30
It's now clear that it was the very opposite of a publicity stunt - which explains Apple's extraordinarily heavy-handed response in Gizmodogate.
Clearly the college kid testing the pre-release iPhone-4 left in a bar was making a very public statement about the phone's reception issues.
The probability is that disgusted by the fact that iSteve was about to knowingly release a device with a fundamental design flaw, he went public.
So Gizmodo was the unwitting, hapless victim of the tester's response to iSteve's arrogant folly.
07-17-2010, 05:05 AM #31
I hate Gizmodo, ModMyi for president!!
07-17-2010, 10:55 AM #32
Good ol' California justice
07-17-2010, 04:04 PM #33
this guy sold it for waaayyy more than $5000 FYI
07-17-2010, 08:06 PM #34
I'm glad he's getting his stuff back, he done nothing wrong in my eyes.
07-18-2010, 03:20 AM #35
07-18-2010, 11:56 PM #36
Gizmodo knowingly purchased stolen property. That's a felony. Chen needs to get prosecuted. He's a blogger, not a journalist, and even if that weren't the case, it's illegal to purchase stolen property. Apple should set an example by suing Gawker Media (Gizmodo's parent company) into banruptcy. They have a very strong case.
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07-18-2010, 11:59 PM #37
Apple seems to have enough on their plate lately. I don't see much more coming of this.
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