Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Project No. P131203 #00020

Submission Number:
00020
Commenter:
Gary Wade
State:
California
Initiative Name:
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Project No. P131203
Matter Number:

P131203

I am glad this step is being taken. As a software developer who specializes in products for Apple's ecosystem of products, I have begun to reconsider whether it would be financially feasible to even do my job based on the lawsuits Lodsys is leveling against 3rd party developers who use in-app purchasing even though Apple already has a license from Lodsys, thereby exhausting Lodsys' claims (I do not have such products nor am not currently affected other than fearing financial ruin for trying to be innovative). While controversial, I would go so far as to say the government should provide for "bullied organizations" to seek full reimbursement of all settlements, fees, and expenses from PAEs at no cost to them, and that any governmental costs to enforce this should also be paid by PAEs as their actions border on extortion.