“It wasn’t a one-sided battle by any means. FBI Director James Comey made some solid arguments that clearly hit home,” Ben Lovejoy writes for 9to5Mac. “But my view is that Apple not only won on points, but also scored the knock-out blow.”
“Apple won on points, with a score of 7:5 – but it also won in a more meaningful way,” Lovejoy writes. “Apple had argued all along that this issue was far too important to be settled in court on the basis of a single case. That it has such huge implications that it should be a matter for legislators not judges. The case should, it said, be decided by Congress.”
“It looks to me like Apple is set to get its way. We’ve already had one hearing in Congress, and committee members on both sides appeared to agree that the issue is indeed so important that Congress is the appropriate forum. Even Comey seemed to accept as much, saying that ‘we must continue the current public debate,'” Lovejoy writes. “The court case will continue in the meantime, but it looks to me that the issue will indeed eventually be settled – one way or the other – by legislation passed in 2016, rather than by a court’s interpretation of an Act dating back to 1789. Apple scored the knock-out punch.”
See how Judge Lovejoy scored the bout in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Let’s hope so.
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