Oct 17, 2008, 06:24AM

iBeer v iPint. Seriously.

Surely you've heard at least one story about a ridiculous iPhone app. If you haven't, prepare yourself...

What, exactly, is particularly cool about an iPhone app that simulates a beer? I mean, seriously. "Look guys, it looks like I'm drinking a beer out of my iPhone! Baller!":

But to take it to the next level, you need a lawsuit:

Kevin Arthur, exec VP at digital production shop Firstborn, in an e-mail said his company has seen contracts that would hold it responsible for copyright infringement, should a suit like iBeer vs. iPint go forward. "While I'm not an attorney (much to my mother's dismay) the issue of third-party infringement is one we've come across from time to time in our contracts with our clients," Mr. Arthur said. "If, in fact, Illusion Labs has an agreement with Beattie McGuinness Bungay in which they warrant that their work will not infringe upon the rights of a third party, they could potentially be on the hook for the lawsuit filed by the iBeer people.

This is ridiculous. Both parties need to take a moment and realize it's not worth it.


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