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Old Mar 11th, 2005, 12:18 PM   #31
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$100.00 says I'm not the only one that emailed them
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Old Mar 11th, 2005, 12:46 PM   #32
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I mailed them too. Cause I'm having a hard time finding one.
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Old Mar 11th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #33
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LOL! Just check the landfill nearest Apple's headquarters in about three weeks
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Old Mar 11th, 2005, 02:10 PM   #34
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Same here, cache gone, image gone.
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Old Mar 13th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #35
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Seems Apple has tried to get them to pull the Super Shuffle from their booth at CeBIT -- unsuccessfully:

http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/57460

This is gonna get messy.
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Of course its cheaper than an Apple shuffle. They didn't have to pay for the design, the marketing, the testing of the market. Taiwan is becoming more sensitive to this sort of blatant rip-off because their companies are the ones being sub-contracted by the likes of Apple to build products and this market is shifting to Malaysia and Korea. Intellectual property and copyright laws do exist in Taiwan and this sort of rip-off is a perfect example of breach.

Reminds me of the rip-offs of designer handbags and the like (eBay is awash with them). Not that I'm in the market!
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Finally there's more news coverage on the super shuffle (saw it on google news):

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20050315PR208.html
Taiwan made iPod shuffle-like MP3 player draws concern from Apple
Luxpro displayed its Super Shuffle MP3 player at CeBIT and drew concern from Apple for its similarities with the Apple-made iPod shuffle. According to an interview conducted by the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN, Luxpro said that although their product may look like the iPod shuffle, it differs internally and includes an FM radio and voice recorder. Luxpro’s Chairman Fu-Ching Wu told EDN that patents do not cover appearance.

Apple 'distraught' over iPod copy
http://p2pnet.net/story/4212
-Note that they even stole the IPod Shuffle ad...I mean that has to be copyright infringement? Isn't that the exact ad?
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Old Mar 15th, 2005, 09:55 AM   #38
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Their product may look like the iPod shuffle, (but) it differs internally and includes an FM radio and voice recorder. Luxpro’s Chairman Fu-Ching Wu told EDN that patents do not cover appearance.
I dunno about that one, Luxpro; The eMachines iMac ripoff had different internals and wasn't even as blatantt a ripoff as this shuffle one is. Apple got them shut down. Maybe the laws are different in China, though? If emachines is a precedent though, maybe they'll get it banned in several parts of the world but not all of them?

And their ads are TOTALLY copyright infringement.
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I think the big lesson LuxPro is about to learn is that there's more to intellectual property than just patents. "Trade dress" is a phrase I've seen much lately, and the idea seems to be that it's an IP infringement (trademark or copyright? not sure) to attempt to confuse consumers by adopting your competitor's appearances. I'm sure Apple will have much success keeping these things off the shelves, at least in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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If they don't close them off in China - you'll still be able to get them.

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