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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 17:52

Man views porn using Safari, files lawsuit against Apple
Nashville man wants porn filters by default; made an EDM YouTube video to argue it.

 
Legal drama is nothing new for Apple—Samsunge-booksApp Store trademarks, etc. But the company has probably never seen anything like the 50-page complaint AboveTheLaw.com points out this week.
 
Plaintiff (and attorney) Chris Sevier filed the document (Scribd) against Apple in a US District Court in Nashville, TN last month. Sevier's beef with Cupertino boils down to a simple fact: they sell machines that allow men to view porn. From his introduction (all formatting, grammar, spelling left as is):
 

The Plaintiff loves Apple. The Plaintiff believes in Apple, as a company and knows that it has good intent. Since its inception, Apple has always been a pro-family company, Apple has always been an entity that is concerned with the welfare of our Nation's children, while furthering pro-American values. There is no reason for Apple, a private company to overly support pornography online, explicit sexual content which has led to the proliferation of arousal addiction, sex trafficking, prostitution, and countless numbers of destroyed lives. The Plaintiff respectfully demand that Apple sell all of its devices on "safe mode," with software preset to filter out pornographic content. If the purchaser of Apple's products is over 18, Apple should allow the buyer to take additional step to acquire a password from Apple in order to remove the filter to access Constitutionally protected indecent content. If the buyer is under 18, Apple should not provide the password.

 
Sevier is seeking damages and injunctive relief against Apple because they make products that can display porn ("or as the rest of us call it, the Internet," AboveTheLaw notes). So Sevier legally requests that Apple enables a porn-filtering "safe mode" by default on its devices. His complaint notes that "If Apple agrees to sell its devices 'on safe mode' before trial, the Plaintiff will terminate this litigation."
 
The 50-pages contain a plethora of eyebrow-raising gems. Sevier claims his porn addiction started because of a simple typo in Safari (he was trying to access "facebook.com"). He alleges Apple's porn offering led to unfair competition between his wife and porn stars, which ultimately caused a deteriorating relationship. Sevier's electronic group, called Ghost Wars, even made a supporting YouTube video (referenced in the complaint) "that summarizes the issues in the lawsuit as it relates to rewiring, voyeurism products liability, and  systemic problems that are the direct result of our collective arrogance to not do something about an problem area [sic]."
 
Unsurprisingly, Apple has yet to respond to the filing according to cir.ca.

 

Source: Ars Technica

 

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#2 Praetor

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 18:07

wow... he should sue Tim Berners-Lee instead...oh wait Apple invented WWW :laugh: . Sorry, he's right, move on.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 18:26

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#4 +techbeck

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 18:29

Maybe he should switch to IE, FF, Chrome, Opera......

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 18:37

Finally someone stands up against these vile criminals that corupt the mind with seducing imagery.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 18:40

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 19:02

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This man aint stupid.

 

He wants to make some money by exploiting the system. It's actually clever.

 

The problem is the system not the people who exploit it.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 19:27

He's got no chance cus if he won it would have to be applied across the bored in IE FF chrome etc. Him and his group is a bunch of dumbasses. He doesnt get to screw the porn stars but can screw his wife. nublet



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 19:31

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 19:33

This man aint stupid.

 

He wants to make some money by exploiting the system. It's actually clever.

 

The problem is the system not the people who exploit it.

There will never be a perfect system as people will always find a way to exploit it. The problem is people; the system exists to help manage the problem of people. And yes, this man is stupid for thinking he has any chance of winning this case.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 19:35

"The fact is, Apple sells machines that enable Men to view porn"

 

What are Apple going to do? Lock down OSX so it doesn't have a web browser, a video player, a photo viewer, can't download files or install things, remove any input ports etc. 

 

Most things can be used for activities that aren't their intended purpose. Vehicles run people down, guns are used in crime, painkillers are used to commit suicide, same for rope etc. 



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 20:13

While it is crazy that he is suing Apple over this, it does raise an interesting point. Pornography should be harder to access by default. It is far too easy for children to access or even to come across accidentally. I'm guessing this is something that has probably been brought up a lot before but I still hope that tech companies will start to restrict it and make it easier to safeguard our computers from it.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 20:20

Sueing them? He should be THANKING THEM!!

 

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