Is Apple’s iChat Theatre a Rip Off of Script Software’s ChatFX?

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Date: Monday, August 7th, 2006, 22:25
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I reviewed iChat add-on ChatFX on June 22nd and was a little shocked when Apple announced iChat Theatre today at WWDC as they appeared to “borrow” some of ChatFX’s features quite extensively. In a blog posting, the publisher of ChatFX sets the record straight.

Isaac Newton had a famous remark to Hooke when they were both rivals “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

Since we are the developers of ChatFX which does special effects like bluescreen in iChat many people have asked how we respond to Apple’s new technology in iChat for Leopard which has bluescreen, distortion and other effects surprisingly identical to our ChatFX. We have been contacted by many people and press who are bitter against Apple about what they see as this copying. That is why we created this response. First if you have not seen it check out ChatFX here.

Is it another case of Watson/Sherlock or Konfabulator/Dashboard or Windows/Mac?

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I reviewed iChat add-on ChatFX on June 22nd and was a little shocked when Apple announced iChat Theatre today at WWDC as they appeared to “borrow” some of ChatFX’s features quite extensively. In a blog posting, the publisher of ChatFX sets the record straight.

Isaac Newton had a famous remark to Hooke when they were both rivals “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

Since we are the developers of ChatFX which does special effects like bluescreen in iChat many people have asked how we respond to Apple’s new technology in iChat for Leopard which has bluescreen, distortion and other effects surprisingly identical to our ChatFX. We have been contacted by many people and press who are bitter against Apple about what they see as this copying. That is why we created this response. First if you have not seen it check out ChatFX here.

Is it another case of Watson/Sherlock or Konfabulator/Dashboard or Windows/Mac?

Script Software » Blog Archive » Is Apple’s iChat Theatre a Rip Off of Script Software’s ChatFX?

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