Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Feb 2009 20:55 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal The legal case between Apple and Psystar has just taken another, very small turn. Psystar gained a small victory over Apple today, because U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup allowed Psystar to modify its counter-suit against Apple, after he had dismissed the original counter-suit. However, something more interesting came out of this ruling: the judge hinted at what would happen if Psystar were to win.
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RE: welcome the clones!
by jefro on Mon 9th Feb 2009 22:04 UTC in reply to "welcome the clones!"
jefro
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There have been a few Apple clones on the market already. I don't think that is the issue.

My issue is whether the software is tied to the purchase of the machine. In any other product you wouldn't have any legal grounds. If Firestone said you can only use our tires on a Ford product any normal person would think that is unfair trade practices. The other reason is if the software is being sold below cost in order to force you into a hardware purchase.

I also don't agree with the claim that you are not buying software. You only get an agreement. If they give me media then I have software.

I think Apple is a trying a legal battle that they feel would scare anyone away, even they know they are nuts.

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