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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RE: END USER licence agreement
by m34ch on Sat 26th Apr 2008 23:16 UTC in reply to "END USER licence agreement"
m34ch
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Don't EULAs only apply to end users? ...Since Psystar is selling the software (and hardware) on, surely the EULA would not apply to them.


regarding Psystar's status, i think the problem with calling them something other than an end-user is that their status is partly what's at issue here.

simply reselling something you bought doesn't mean you're not an end user. that just means you're having a yard sale.

i think Psystar is trying to call themselves an OEM, and Apple would certainly argue that. i would say that since the terms of the EULA on their face forbid Psystar from being an OEM (validity of those terms notwithstanding), they kind of [have to be] an end user until it's cleared up whether or not they're allowed to be anything else.

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