Dude, if you steal parts from the manufacturer, or use stolen parts from the manufacturer, especially if you resell them for a profit, you don't need to know a lot about how the legal stuff works... It's common sense.
[citation][nom]greghome[/nom]Why do I find this article rather uninteresting ?I have a relative who runs a small plastic factories that makes custom iphone cases, and my sister has hers with Hello kitty on it...................[/citation]
because the person is literally getting the oem parts. not some hello kitty 3rd party crap. this is probably the exact white iphone parts that are being manufactured.
He bought the parts, albeit from questionable source. Bottom line is he did not steal the parts so to hell with the lawsuit. It does not take a genius to realize that the Private Investigation Firm is hired by Apple itself. Lame Steve...very lame indeed.
[citation][nom]mkyam[/nom]He bought the parts, albeit from questionable source. Bottom line is he did not steal the parts so to hell with the lawsuit. It does not take a genius to realize that the Private Investigation Firm is hired by Apple itself. Lame Steve...very lame indeed.[/citation]
I'd be willing to bet there is legal recourse either criminally or civilly for purchasing stolen goods, then reselling for monetary gains.
IANAL, but it's common sense you can't purchase stolen and sell them. What would happen if you knew someone who stole a car, sold it to you for X amount of dollars, then you turn around and sold it again.
Age isn't an excuse. He knows exactly what he's doing.
You don't have to be the person stealing the parts. He could still easily get busted for possesion of stolen property. If they are actually illegal parts. Doesn't seem like we know to much right now other then he got the parts from somebody that works at foxcon. And apple doesn't like him making money off of it.
So what is Apples problem with manufactured parts that can be replaced on a original iPhone ?
Just because it is ugly and useless device that is overpriced surely you will add a memory card or a face plate change or try to fix the signal issues and by putting a rubber band on it or a case mod and this makes Comrade Steve Jobs angry, what gives ?
All these are mods and Comrade Jobs can sue anyone for adding in a t-mobile simcard "pay-as-you-go" instead of contract one from t-mobile ??
or who ever has this monopoly to provide cellular signal.
Is Apple the only company out there that purposefully entraps and tortures it's customers with stupidity like this ?
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now playing the 'jump to conclusions' game:
[citation][nom]grieve[/nom]Ignorance does not make you innocent...If you buy a TV from ebay which is later found to be stolen and the authorities can prove it... then you might as well have stolen it yourself.This is why when somethings seems like too good of a deal... it is! you can't get that $3000 car amp for $250 from some guy and expect its all on the up/up.[/citation]
i don't know what dictatorship you crawled out from under, but since the only people who know where the parts came from is the guy he bought them from. for all we know they could be insuffceint (rejected) parts that went to the recycle or trash bin and the garbage man picked them up out of the trash. once it's left the factory in that manner, in america it's the disposal companies discretion what happens to it and in america if it was set out on the curb it's public domain as it rests on public property, just ask the DOJ. now if it was a mob guy who had some one pack the parts into some ones body and had that body thrown off a roof, well that's another story. point is there is insufficient information to make any judgement about how said parts were aquired, hence the investigators and not the FBI or Interpol.
[citation][nom]grieve[/nom]This is why when somethings seems like too good of a deal... it is! you can't get that $3000 car amp for $250 from some guy and expect its all on the up/up.[/citation]
oh and that $3000 car amp you bought at best buy has gone thru 5 middle men and the mark up is just that much as it's made in china for about $150 and sold for less then that $250 to the major distributor. just some food for thought.