Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 22:42 UTC, submitted by anon
Legal The legal back-and-forth between Apple and clone-maker PsyStar continues to develop, with the latest news being a move by Apple - the Cupertino company has invoked something with many already predicted Apple would call upon: the DMCA, or the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. This was done in an amendment to the original suit, filed in July this year.
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RE[6]: Comment by Darkmage
by looncraz on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Darkmage"
looncraz
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Exactly, in fact the Kernel and MANY parts of MacOS X are, IIRC, GPL & the like. Darwin is the project to look at :-)

Anything that is within both Darwin x86 and MacOS X is totally fair game. And that constitutes a great deal - just not Aqua and some other kits in the system. When I first used MacOS X I was astonished how much of the system was still just Darwin. The Finder certainly tries to present it differently - but that doesn't change the hard facts.

Responding to another post, copyright law DOES permit modifying a book and reselling it - but there are certainly limits. You cannot, for example, duplicate the book from scratch, you have to buy the book at retail, modify it, and redistribute it while fully describing your modifications and not trying to fool anyone into believing your work is an authorized one.

Oh well, I gotta work :-)

--The loon

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