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Windows 1.0 logo has been copied by HTC

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D.Va    357

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

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HTC zoe share https://zoeshare.htc.com/

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Tom    1,190

Wow... good catch. Wtf.

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123456789A    4,708

HTC stands for "have to copy"

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billyea    198

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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Simon-    490

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

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theyarecomingforyou    9,094

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

Similar? Yes. Copied? No.

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Ambroos    803

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

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beanboy89    169

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

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ahhell    1,306

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

:rolleyes:

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n_K    1,640

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

ffs

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Joshie    692

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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myxomatosis    229

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

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Growled    3,880

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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Titoist    204

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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techbeck    4,974

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

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Growled    3,880

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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Azies    337

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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vcfan    2,337

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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Motoko.    435

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

Thank you, Bill Murray

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techbeck    4,974

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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syobon999    40

...and microsoft copied square and lines from caveman

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Quillz    883

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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Raa    1,407

It has rounded corners. Totally copied. /s

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+simonlang    530

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

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Microsoft BOB™ 10    667

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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