Originally Posted by mawst95
Why is Apple immoral (or lack morals)?
Apple, in it's victory over HTC for its "patent" has two recourses available:
1.) levy a licensing fee
2.) bar the sale
Which action is taken is solely the choice of Apple.
It choose to be anti-competitive.
Keep in mind, there may not be any infringement of the applicable patents. HTC may have worked around the problem already. The problem is that now another government agency (Dept of Homeland Security) has become involved in the area - and now we're relying on the patent and technological knowledge of workers in the DHS.
Yes, the patent system is broken.
Apple is nonetheless has taken upon themselves to determine what phone I may buy. That is not a power that I have granted to them for me - and it's time that consumers get their say in this stupid farce.