“Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission on Thursday fined the local unit of South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. for undermining the reputation of Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corp.,” The Associated Press reports.
“In a notice on its website, the consumer protection body said that Samsung had organized an Internet campaign in violation of fair trade rules to praise Samsung smartphones while slamming those of HTC,” AP reports. “The FTC set Samsung’s fine at New Taiwan dollars 10 million ($340,000).”
AP reports, “Earlier this year the FTC fined Samsung NT$300,000 for misleading advertising about the camera functions on its Galaxy Y Duos GT-S6102 phone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Do you support criminal enterprises? You do, if you buy Samsung-branded products (this goes for you, too, Tim).
FRAND abuse. FTC violations. Blatant, pervasive IP theft. Illegal disclosures of secret documents. Coverups. Where does it end?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mac from way back” for the heads up.]
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