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    unPHucking beliveable!

    You know people, Apple's practices begin to remind me of the Microsoft ones more and more...

    I just cant understand that type of "freedom".
    Sorry guys, im from Urop

    P.S. To anyone who "believed" that this site is actually Apple - pals, do you really think, that "Apple website" would host resources and guides containig information about how to "unlock" the iPhone (sorry, iFone )?

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    I find it amazing that so few people havn't a clue what "freedom of speech" means.

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    And then there were two...

    I guess it was bound to happen. You see a struggling, (and all but dying), company in the shadow of giants like Microsoft do an about-face and begin to successfully grow their market-share by focusing on a business-model that is more or less the Anti-Microsoft-Way. Building with that an extremely loyal following of intelligent, informed and truly creative minds.

    Then said company begins to focus more on the bottom line.

    All of the sudden that same company begins to adopt the very same business-model, (on a smaller scale for now), of the competitor with which focus(ed) so much effort to differentiate from.

    Bleh. Back to the open source world...

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    Personally I would have just added a disclaimer:

    "This site is in no way, shape or form afiliated with Apple or any of it's subsidiaries. The word iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple and Cisco corporations. All images of iPhones are copyrights of Apple and are used for instructional purposes only."

    With that, they couldn't touch you.

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    Its been there since day one. Bottom of the site.
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    What a load.

    I guess I'll continue to keep wondering who looks more like my ballz, Steve Jobs or Bill Gates.
    Last edited by Kruejl; 2007-10-31 at 10:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maXimus View Post
    Personally I would have just added a disclaimer:

    "This site is in no way, shape or form afiliated with Apple or any of it's subsidiaries. The word iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple and Cisco corporations. All images of iPhones are copyrights of Apple and are used for instructional purposes only."

    With that, they couldn't touch you.
    I put that in there, every page, the day this site went live

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    Quote Originally Posted by maXimus View Post
    Personally I would have just added a disclaimer:

    "This site is in no way, shape or form afiliated with Apple or any of it's subsidiaries. The word iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple and Cisco corporations. All images of iPhones are copyrights of Apple and are used for instructional purposes only."

    With that, they couldn't touch you.
    Those keys words have killed many law suits!

    BTW, I never quite reach the bottom of the page!!! It should be at the top for more effectiveness!!!

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    "Whaaa, my name is Steve and if MMi didn't exist I would have sold 300k less iPhones....Whaaaa.

    Mr. Jobs should write you guys a personal "Thank You" memo instead of some bullsh*t legal notice.

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    you can probably still use the iphone picture, as long as it doesnt show their logo or interface, ( just dont show the back of the phone). You cant trademark a shape or design of a piece of plastic, what does apple mean you have to remove images.

    ex. iv seen plenty of commercials where they are using a macbook sans the logos and its okay.

    Apple is starting to piss me off, still love their product though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maXimus View Post
    Those keys words have killed many law suits!

    BTW, I never quite reach the bottom of the page!!! It should be at the top for more effectiveness!!!
    Legally doesn't matter WHERE it as so long as its in plain view (not having to click a special link or anything).
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    That's it! I'm changing my last name to iPhone and see if I can cash in on this! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    Its been there since day one. Bottom of the site.
    Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
    I put that in there, every page, the day this site went live
    I think that he was referring to a splash page that people were forced to click enter. Sorta like porn sites I guess? haha good example. Anyway I don't know if that would solve everything but it sounds like a good simple way to solve that problem that Apple is addressing in the letter. I honestly thought that the letter might have been a lot worse. No comment really, just thought you guys might be looking at it the wrong way?

    And furthermore, It seems like it would be a lot harder for them to send you a letter like that if you had a huge banner at the top of the forum or whole page saying so. Dunno if that would matter either though.. There are so many other websites with iphone in their domain name. I'm just waiting for them to all be forced to do the same thing.
    Last edited by cruid; 2007-10-31 at 10:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    Legally doesn't matter WHERE it as so long as its in plain view (not having to click a special link or anything).
    Just to let you guys know, I understand wholeheartedly why you made the quick decision to change. It's just that I am not the type of person to be easily intimidated! I would risk going to jail first. I would have given them a nice fight before being handcuffed. As a matter of fact, if you want, sell me the ModMyI name and I'll put in a redirect to ModMyI. You can give Apple my name, address and phone number.

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    ^^^Hel* yeah, MaX!!

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    Yah, we consulted multiple lawyers. We're ballsy enough to fight if we had a case. Suffice it to be said, we did not, and we have changed the name. That's it. Moving on...
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    ^^^Having enough money to hire lawyers to fight Apple is rare. Either way, new bookmark added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    Yah, we consulted multiple lawyers. We're ballsy enough to fight if we had a case. Suffice it to be said, we did not, and we have changed the name. That's it. Moving on...
    Then I think I'm going to register a domain with 'iPhone' in it, and paste a huge mock-up of an iphone in the center of the page, and put links to all the popular modding sites and forums. At the bottom, I'll post my name, address and phone number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maXimus View Post
    Just to let you guys know, I understand wholeheartedly why you made the quick decision to change. It's just that I am not the type of person to be easily intimidated! I would risk going to jail first. I would have given them a nice fight before being handcuffed. As a matter of fact, if you want, sell me the ModMyI name and I'll put in a redirect to ModMyI. You can give Apple my name, address and phone number.
    going to try to keep it as a redirect with their okay (other sites in the past have been allowed this from apple)

    Quote Originally Posted by maXimus View Post
    Then I think I'm going to register a domain with 'iPhone' in it, and paste a huge mock-up of an iphone in the center of the page, and put links to all the popular modding sites and forums. At the bottom, I'll post my name, address and phone number.
    rofl =))

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    Quote Originally Posted by maXimus View Post
    Just to let you guys know, I understand wholeheartedly why you made the quick decision to change. It's just that I am not the type of person to be easily intimidated! I would risk going to jail first. I would have given them a nice fight before being handcuffed. As a matter of fact, if you want, sell me the ModMyI name and I'll put in a redirect to ModMyI. You can give Apple my name, address and phone number.
    Though I don't like this whole situation,
    when it comes down to it:

    It's still just the internet.

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