I wish I could strike all Forbes links from my Google News aggregator. They take up space that could be served by other sites. As it is now, I just avoid any links going to Forbes because I am NOT going to turn off my adblocker.
USTR is nothing more than a sycophantic Hollywood lackey that would institute Great Firewall tactics here and elsewhere. They must lick the boots and arseholes of Sony/Disney/Comcast daily for their sustenance. USTR is far more dangerous than any terrorist group, and countries like Ecuador recognize that. Sadly, too many other countries don't.
It is really disappointing to see Wikileaks become yet another political tool. I always respected their unbiased approach to revealing facts. Now, they're no different than the Drudges and Breitbarts of the world.
So, after all this plays out, should the courts side with the DoJ and order Apple to comply, if Apple just flattly says, "No", what could happen? Fines? If Apple just says, "No" to those as well? What could the DoJ possibly do to them? I really hope Apple sticks to their moral high ground here. No matter the consequences.
I hope someone hacks Bowles so bad, publishes such personal info as to embarrass the f out of her, that she changes her tune. What's wrong, it's just your personal life, you shouldn't care that it is out there for the world to see, right?
So Apple was asked to license something they knew they used, and knew that other companies had paid to license. And knew that at least one other large tech company had lost a previous case for the same license and had to pay. Apple refuses to pay and uses it anyway. UW sues. And you accuse UW of being the patent troll. Could you suck Apple's **** a little bit harder?