Justice has rendered its verdict: Apple does not win its copyright infringement lawsuit against Corellium. The latter has indeed developed a system capable of emulating iOS devices on a browser in order to help developers detect security breaches. The judges accuse the Cupertino company of having lodged a complaint only after Corellium refused its offer to purchase.
Apple isn’t kidding with copyright. Earlier this year, the Cupertino firm attacked Prepear for its pear-shaped logo. Suffice to say that she cares about her property, and that given her phenomenal strike force, the justice system is most often not reluctant to prove it right. However, not all lawsuits go as planned for the Apple brand. This is particularly the case of the latest, the one that opposes it to Corellium since August.
The company, which specializes in system emulation, allows you to install Android or Linux on an iPhone thanks to its Sandcastle project. Among all its proposals, the company also offers the possibility ofemulate an ARM device, or among other devices under iOS, in a browser in order to detect security concerns. A technology that does not please Apple, which therefore cried out for copyright infringement this summer, until it came up against the court’s disagreement.
No copyright infringement, according to justice
If the exclusion of Fortnite from the Apple Store is justified for justice, it is not the same for its complaint against the experts in emulation. She believes that “Corellium has fulfilled its share of fair use [réglementation américaine autour du copyright, nldr]. Therefore, its use of iOS in connection with its products is accepted. ”
The judges estimate as well as the capacities of the application to “Locate and stop running processes, modify the kernel, use Coretrace […], use an application and file browser and take screen sensors ” are the proof that she “Is not a reworked version of iOS”.
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Legal authorities also noted that Apple’s complaint arose after Corellium’s refusal to be bought out by the Cupertino company, whose negotiations started in early 2018: “If Apple had acquired Corellium, its application would have been used internally for the testing and validation phases”, they say.
However, the lawsuit between the two companies is not over. Apple has also filed a complaint against its opponent for violating the “Digital Millennium Copyright Act”, another US piece of legislation that aims to protect digital intellectual property. Justice has yet to deliver its verdict on this aspect of the case.