posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 07:51 AM
reply to post by alldaylong
that guy didn't invent the "Ipod" he developed a plan and patented it, then lost the patents. His device, while similar, is not an Ipod.
Now, if you want to be realistic, you can say this guy basically invented the digital music player. But in reality, he didn't do that either. He
got a raw deal and because of his work Apple and other companies were able to build something tangible from it.
Mp3s didn't even exist in the 70s.
This is a great example of what is wrong with copyright, and I can at least agree this guy should be getting some royalties but since he lost the
patents, he has no real legal leg to stand on other than hoping Apple would do the right thing (once the media gets involved they probably will).
The device he has sketches of (did he even MAKE one?) looks more like a walmart brand mp3 player than it does an ipod.
Apple didn't invent the "Ipad" either, it's just their take on a tablet, does that mean that the technology consultant on Star Trek the Next
Generation can sue them? He did indeed design it first, and by design I mean sketched it, made models, made imaginary ways for it to work.
I'm going to see if I can dig up any other information about this guy, he does deserve something