The UK judge that ruled that Samsung didn't copy the iPad because the Galaxy tab was "not as cool" as the iPad has now ordered Apple to take back its accusations against Samsung by publicly saying Samsung did not copy the iPad's design on the Apple website and various magazines and newspapers.
That is perhaps the most hilariously embarrassing thing a judge could order Apple to do. And it's not a joke! Judge Colin Birss has ordered Apple to post a notice on Apple.co.uk for six months that acknowledged Judge Birss' ruling that Samsung didn't copy Apple and also recant its accusations of Samsung stealing Apple designs in UK newspapers and magazines too. Could you even imagine a Sorry Samsung note on Apple's web site?
As the court system works though, Apple will be able to appeal the order. And judging by the shameful punishment, Apple most certainly will try to avoid any mention of Samsung on its own website by any means necessary. [AllThingsD]