Apple awarded $1.05b settlement with Samsung

Started Aug 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Apple: Shameless about stealing!!!

CFynn wrote:

jfelbab wrote:

You really think Sinclair Lewis would have approved of Samsung's thievery?

Don't know about that (did he ever sue anyone for imitating his writing style?) but "Good artists copy, great artists steal" − Steve Jobs.

Perhaps Samsung / Google were just trying to follow his advice

I suggest you listen to the full context of what he was saying when he made that comment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

This was merely one small comment in the context of a greater discussion about opening yourself up to other ideas as inspiration for your own ideas, not merely cloning someone else's ideas verbatim. Also, it was Picasso who originally made that statement. And clearly Picasso was a man of original work! So even Picasso didn't mean that an artist should clone someone else's work. Picasso might have thought he as stealing inspiration or ideas from other artists he was exposed to, but you would never know it in his work because he was able to take these stolen ideas and create works that were completely original to his own world and his own aesthetic. That's what Jobs was getting at. But I can see how a simplistic reader might mis-interpret his words if they did not understand the greater context in which it was used.

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