Apple today filed suit against the popular user community site Reddit over the use of a picture of Joe Biden during the vice-presidential debate.
Apple believes that they were first to claim use of the image as the logo for their Facetime application.
Reddit on the other hand, believes they were first to claim it for use as the avatar for their thread of, how shall we put this delicately, “pictures of teenage girls”.
RIGHT: An artists rendition of what the photo in question may have looked like… what? We’re not going to post it and then get Apple and Reddit both on our asses. Come on man! (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE)
This can be a heated battle between two companies that are close to the same communities of young people. Many wonder if this battle will lead to further internet restrictions on, how can I put this, “photographs of children aimed that are of adult nature.”
Close observers to the claims of both companies believe that Reddit will win out on this one, this time. They attribute this belief to the fact that Reddit maintains the internet addresses of those who visit their site and this list includes the judge in the current lawsuit.
Judge William Torgeson, who requested anonymity for this story, is reputed by the superior court IT manager as “someone who frequently enjoys, how can I say this without being too obvious, ‘viewing younger people in situations best reserved for older people’ if you understand me.”
The IT manager insisted he was not going to report these alleged crimes, but Glossy News told him we’d publish his name if he didn’t. An arrest warrant was issued shortly after midnight.
Apple insists they will appeal the decision.
Article co-written by Brian K. White.