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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You're assuming that post-sale restrictions are, by definition, unlawful. But, as I just explained in the article, you actually AGREED to the EULA, so in order to have parts of it nullified, you will need to prove to a judge that those parts are unreasonable, that you are not reasonably capable of fulfilling those obligations. And you'll have a very hard time doing that, according to my legal experts.

I don't know about other countries than The Netherlands, since I don't live there, nor intend to, ever. So, if you want an accurate idea of what it is like in your country - contact a legal expert. That's all I can give you.

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