Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Jun 2009 11:13 UTC
Legal We've got some news in the Apple vs. Psystar tragedy that's been unfolding before our eyes for months now. We all know the gist: Psystar sells machines with Mac OS X pre-installed, while the EULA states that's not allowed. Apple then took this stuff to court, and in the meantime, Psystar went into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The news today is that Apple has filed a complaint stating that this Chapter 11 thing is just a shield that allows Psystar to continue its business practices, which Apple deems as illegal.
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I see your point. however the ramifications could be greater than simply calling that clause invalid.

You say the problem the EU will have with this is that it is a "post sale" restriction. What if Apple put the restriction in plain site on the packaging of the product, so that the consumer could be warned of the limitations imposed of the software.

If Apple loses, which I also believe they will, they will just make everything harder for everybody. If they cant make a legal block of "unauthorized installations", they'll make software and hardware blocks, and who really wants that?

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