"unless the Department of Justice bugs every reporter's communications" I'd say don't give them ideas, but the five eyes intel agencies have probably been trying to do just that, for everyone, not just reporters.
What does the 5 feet distance have to do with anything? Or do you mean to say you determined that the S III was identical to the iPhone 5 from five feet away?
And actually, yes I can make out that a ~124 x 59 mm object is smaller than a ~136 x 70mm, even at five feet. And I can see that a flattened trapezoid button does not look like a circle with a square symbol on it. And I can definitely spot the difference between a 100 mm screen and a 120 mm screen from 5 feet away.
Seriously, go take a look at an actual S III or at least a picture of it on google image search or something before typing such utter BS.
Are you suggesting that
a) Apple has been designing the iPhone 5 since 2010, but
b) Samsung designed, developed, prototyped and then released the S III in just three months?
I suppose I could point you to Wikipedia where it says work on the S III began in 2010, or how similar it is physically to the Galaxy Nexus(released in November 2011, a full year before the iPhone 5), how it uses a quad-core Cortex A9 processor with Mali-400 quad-core GPU and not the customised Apple A6 dual-core processor with a 3-core PowerVR GPU found in an iPhone 5.
But since you appear to be immune to reality within your RDF, I guess I shouldn't waste my time.
And disregard my comment about the optometrist's prescription earlier. That's not the prescription you need.
Unless the iPhone 5 cover you're talking is elastic, it cannot 'fit exactly' onto an S III.
Have you even seen a Galaxy S III? The home button has the same shape with a square symbol? Forget the home buttons, even the phones themselves are shaped different. I'd say your polling station worker had an iPhone 5 and was just 'coitusing' with you, maybe she felt you were an Apple fanboi and wanted to mess with your head.
Just take a look at the pic I linked to above to see the iPhone 5 and S III side by side. Or read this http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/05/04/the-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-the-first-smartphone-designed -entirely-by-lawyers/
So Samsung copied the iPhone 5 and released the Galaxy S3 months before the iPhone 5 was released(S III - May 2012, iPhone 5 - Sept 12, 2012)? So apparently the next anti-Samsung lawsuit from Apple will accuse them of violating Apple's patents on time travel.
"The most basic theory of 'theft' in US law includes depriving the rightful owner of their property. If they still have their property, it can't be theft."
What the copyright mafia is claiming was stolen is the 'potential income'(aka imaginary money) you 'stole' from them when you downloaded the mp3. That's the whole point of the IP lobbying machine- make people believe that their IP(Imaginary Property) is worth the same as tangible goods, so a downloaded album should cost the same as a CD with the album on it.
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