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Windows 1.0 logo has been copied by HTC

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See it for yourself, they basically just cut off rounded corners :)

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Wow... good catch. Wtf.

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HTC stands for "have to copy"

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It's like they took off the corners, changed the aspect ratio, changed the position of the vertical line and the spacing of the horizontal lines, changed the hue and...

Yeah, no, they made a new icon using 4 rectangles. This isn't copying.

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uhhhh No. Same argument as rounded corners, except with lines.

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Oh no, HTC used basic geometric shapes to create a logo! :rolleyes:

Similar? Yes. Copied? No.

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They could've at least stolen something that has personality and looks like, well, something :p

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Maybe there will be a new HTC phone with Windows 1.0 installed inside Bochs or DOSBox.

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OMG it's blue!!! Total copy!!

:rolleyes:

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NO WAY! HTC COPIES DESIGN OF CHIP FROM CREDIT CARDS!

ffs

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This is, in fact, copying. People saying otherwise are the sort of people who would probably think it's totally legitimate to start a computer company with an apple logo as long as the leaf is going off at a different angle and the bite had teeth marks.

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This logo was GREAT. Microsoft should bring it back someday for a new version of Windows ;) Good find TS

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It may be copying or it may be a case where HTC created something they thought was original only to find it looks like the Windows logo. It's hard to create something truly new since everything we have ever seen or heard affects us, sometimes subconsciously.

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The copyright for the logo expired. Anybody can use it. If a copyright is expired, then technically nobody is copying it, but rather, using it. At the same time, HTC cannot sue anyone if someone uses the logo since now it is in public domain.

Copyrights last 24yr or more depending on work, author and renewals. So I assume it expired.

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And Microsoft has done their fair say of copying to. Who the hell cares. Next.

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And Microsoft has done their fair say of copying to. Who the hell cares. Next.

When have they ever done that? :p

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This is, in fact, copying. People saying otherwise are the sort of people who would probably think it's totally legitimate to start a computer company with an apple logo as long as the leaf is going off at a different angle and the bite had teeth marks.

Please tell me you're joking... or being sarcastic...

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screw the logo,look at those live tiles. And what about copying Nokia colors with their phones? People can say yeah colors have been used before, but they decided to use colors as soon as Nokia started doing it? What about their ultrapixels lowlight crap? **** HTC,no wonder they're going down the ******.

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And Microsoft has done their fair say of copying to. Who the hell cares. Next.

Thank you, Bill Murray

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screw the logo,look at those live tiles. And what about copying Nokia colors with their phones? People can say yeah colors have been used before, but they decided to use colors as soon as Nokia started doing it? What about their ultrapixels lowlight crap? **** HTC,no wonder they're going down the ******.

Awful lot of anger. And Nokia wasnt worried about the colors, why are you?

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...and microsoft copied square and lines from caveman

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This logo was GREAT. Microsoft should bring it back someday for a new version of Windows ;) Good find TS

I actually thought the 1.0 logo, squared off and each smaller square filled in with the usual palette of colors would have been a great Win8 logo. A callback to the original release of Windows while still moving away form the "flag" motif.

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It has rounded corners. Totally copied. /s

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oh its got curves and squares and a color. most likely apple will have a patent on it.

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Yeah but why did Microsoft have to make the Windows 1.0 and Windows 8 logo so easily copy-able so anyone could draw it up in Paint? :p

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