Monday, November 22, 2010

Pranksters Strike Apple Website

There are pranks and then there are internet pranksters. This time internet pranksters calling themselves "The Yes Men" put up a dummy Apple website where they launched the the iPhone 4CF. "CF" stands for conflict-free, and the site mentioned that the new phone was the same as the normal iPhone 4, only it didn't get its minerals from the conflict-ridden regions like the Democratic Republic of Congo. Apparently Congo exploits labour in its mines, whatever.

Hm.

Read more here. Apparently Apple wasn't amused and contacted the website host and cancelled their domain registration. Now I don't know who is right or who is wrong, copyright on the net being a vast grey area. But suffice it to say the pranksters might make a comeback from another site, this time around.

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