Apple orders video of ‘iPhone-like user interface’ on Pocket PC removed from YouTube

“Finally Apple stepped in and ordered YouTube to remove my video. I thought I would get an email from them but I don’t think they will bother anymore after this. So yea, it has been a very strange 3 days, with 2 suspensions of my site account due to overusage and some people wanting to get me sued so badly,” youmolo reports for Tzywen.com.
aiiam by Apple Inc.”

youmolo reports, “Anyways, I’m quite satisfied with what happened over the past few days. Thanks all for watching. I doubt I’ll be able to repost that video without getting a more serious warning next time (wink)… UPDATE: Somehow someone decided to upload my video again on youtube.”

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23 Comments

  1. The copyrights to the iPhone UI, that’s what, Sarah! It’s the same legal foundation upon which all other visual proprietary information and formats are being yanked off of YouTube at this very moment. What the above guy did was duplicate EXACTLY the iP UI on his pathetic handheld/phone/Zune wannabe, and that is simply a no-no.

  2. I knew Apple wouldn’t stand for this kind of thing for very long. Pay attention people Apple has over 200 patents on the iPhone and they are going to protect them. With 20 billion in the bank they have lots of money for which to do that as well. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Last count it was 12 billion, but Jobs just informed John they made it 20 billion. Think about it, if you are making money then it never stays constant for a day, they must have added some millions more since.

  4. If, as I threatened, I made a verbatim remake of ‘The Godfather’ starring my imaginary cousin Vinny in the Al Pacino role and posted it on YouTube, I’d be fscking astounded if Paramount, Francis Ford Coppola and ‘The Italian-American Friendship League’ didn’t turn up on my doorstop and offer to rearrange my body into a new, original shape that would enable me to fellate myself whilst scratching the back of my head with my feet.

    So why did this doofus think he’d get a free pass to post the video of his ‘lipstick-on-a-pig-with-Botox’ Windows Mobile ‘Frankenstein’ phone.

  5. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

    This just demonstrates that copying someone’s intellectual input is much easier than developing the concept.

    Patents and a legal rottwieller is the only answer

  6. Max,

    You’re ignoring the virtue of the simple solution.

    A baseball bat embedded with rusty nails dipped in tetanus.

    And a real rottweiler that hasn’t been fed in a few weeks and associates the Windows startup sound with ripping someone’s arms off.

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