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: Comment by jal_
by tupp on Mon 28th Apr 2008 17:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by jal_"
tupp
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... That's why they put restrictions in their EULA for use of that software. They are perfectly entitled to do so, and though it may be inconvenient for us end users, that's the way the law works.

An EULA is not a law -- it is a civil contract.

There is no statute that says a government must enforce restrictions that appear in a private contract, such as an EULA. However, one party of the contract can sue the other party.

So, it is not a criminal offense to use a legally purchased copy of OS X to make a hackentosh.

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