Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Apr 2008 15:01 UTC
Legal When PsyStar announced they would be offering their own Macintosch clone, pre-installed with Apple's Mac OS X Leopard, they opened up a whole can of worms. Despite the fact that the company itself was shrouded in mystery and dubiousness, the possible implications of their actions sparkled an interesting debate here on OSNews as well as other discussion venues: can PsyStar and its users just discard Apple's End User License Agreement for Leopard? Instead of relying on my own limited layman's understanding of Dutch Common Law, I decided to contact Dutch legal experts, and ask for their opinions on Apple's EULA, and EULAs in general.
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Finnish Case
by _LH_ on Fri 25th Apr 2008 16:58 UTC
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There is actually a decision by the Finnish Supreme Court on EULAs. Their view was that when a consumer goes to a store and buys a product, they buy it and not license. And as such all EULAs are categorically not valid here. Though we need to remember that you can't make copies etc of your programs as they are nevertheless protected by copyright.

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