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#1 amnesiality

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:27

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

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#2 Tom

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:29

Wow... good catch. Wtf.

#3 Enron

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:32

HTC stands for "have to copy"

#4 billyea

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:33

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.

#5 Simon-

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:34

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

#6 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:38

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

Similar? Yes. Copied? No.

#7 Ambroos

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:42

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

#8 beanboy89

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:46

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

#9 ahhell

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:47

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

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#10 n_K

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:52

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

#11 Joshie

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:53

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.

#12 myxomatosis

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 23:53

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

#13 Growled

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:21

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.

#14 Titoist

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:33

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.

#15 +techbeck

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:38

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