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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:43 am 
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Ed Oscuro wrote:
Oh, I misspoke. It wasn't "i," it was Pod. A big difference (here, a 1/17576 chance you'll hit the trifecta if you were selecting three letters at random - nevermind that Pod is an English word, and generic too - as opposed to being restricted from using one of 26 letters at the beginning of your mark otherwise)


And "windows" isn't "an English word, and generic too"?

Using English common words as trademarks is nothing out of the ordinary, nor is it, as you seem to imply, unethical, illegitimate or even illegal.

Trademarks are specific to groups of products; in Microsoft's case, the "windows" trademark is specific to various computer software, which should take away any likelihood that you're gonna be comparing it with a common building block of a house. "Pod" is only Apple's trademark in respect to certain kinds of music-related computer hardware.

I'm still at a loss what any of this has to do with running Uru Live on an iPhone, though. Please enlighten me. :)

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Would an Apple weenie like to comment on this article?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/14/busin ... 0&emc=eta1

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STEVE JOBS, Apple’s showman nonpareil, provided the first public glimpse of the iPhone last week — gorgeous, feature-laden and pricey. While following the master magician’s gestures, it was easy to overlook a most disappointing aspect: like its slimmer iPod siblings, the iPhone’s music-playing function will be limited by factory-installed “crippleware.”

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Um, it's no different than the iTunes Store or the iPod has been for the past 5 years. Music purchased from the iTunes Store is protected with FairPlay, which only plays on the iPod/iPhone. And the iPod has never supported Microsoft's standards (obviously, since Apple would have to pay MS licensing fees to do that on every iPod they sell). In terms of DRM, FairPlay's actually pretty decent, assuming you want to buy from Apple. If you don't, feel free to not buy an iPod, iPhone, or anything from the iTunes Store. There are plenty of other music stores out there.

Of course, the iPod and iPhone will both still play unprotected MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV/AIFF audio files (and .mov/.mp4 movies) that you rip yourself, so... I don't see what the problem is exactly.

But kudos to a reporter for painting incompatible DRM standards like they're something new. Nice fear-mongering!


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Ooooh, perhaps we could hack the iPhone to allow bahro symbols to be drawn on its touch-screen! :D

... or perhaps not.


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