Legal Issues with Apple's "found" iPhone 4G

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  1. Happyman7

    Happyman7 Member

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    I was lurking around on the news today, thanks to the New York Times App, and I came across this article.

    Gizmodo (SP) could be in trouble.

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  2. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    They only paid $5000 for it? Damn, I would've tried to get more

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    Wow that's serious.
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    Look at this:

    http://gizmodo.com/5524843/police-seize-jason-chens-computers?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)&utm_content=Google+Reader

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  7. Happyman7

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    I didn't know they were that serious.
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Honestly, I don't like Gizmodo. I think they are extremely Apple-biased (just read an Android-phone review).

    But really, what they did is somewhat illegal. Gizmodo bought stolen property, even though Apple said it wasn't theirs to the guy who found it in the bar. They have a window of time to claim the iPhone, and I'm sure that is more than 1-2 days. Do I think that the editor's house should have been searched? Probably not. But either way, Gizmodo bought the phone knowing the risks (but they got tons of pageviews/money off of this whole thing, so it may be worth a legal battle in the end). Time will tell.
  9. Happyman7

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    I honestly never even knew Gizmodo existed until people started having seizures of excitement after seeing the iPhone 4G.

    To be honest, I care more for a wheel of cheese than the iPhone 4G

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