Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 18:08 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems As if selling non-Apple labelled computers with Mac OS X pre-installed and licensing the technology to do so to third parties wasn't enough, Psystar has now moved ahead and has started offering its Rebel EFI package for everyone to buy and use. It makes it possible for just about anyone to install Mac OS X on a non-Apple labelled computer.
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RE: Umm ... HUH?!
by cycoj on Sat 24th Oct 2009 05:40 UTC in reply to "Umm ... HUH?!"
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"[q]Whether or not the clauses in Apple's eula are eventually ruled valid or not, at the moment what they are doing is technically illegal by the letter of the law.

No, it's not. Even IF it would be a breach of contract, it would not be illegal.

Why is it called Contract Law then? If breaching a contract isn't breaking the law all contracts are invalid because there would be no recourse if you breached them. It isn't breaking CRIMINAL law, but it certainly IS breaking CIVIL law, which is why they are presently in court.

Does that spell it out simply enough for you to understand Thom? [/q]

Actually if you break a contract you do not break contract law! That is a big difference. You could possibly break contract law by making a contract which is forbidden by contract law, but by breaking the contract you are not breaking contract law.

Your definition of illegal also goes counter to how the term is used everywhere. Next thing is you're telling me people are doing something illegal when they default on their mortgage payments, or when they allow their neighbours to use their wireless/broadband internet ... All these are breaking contracts not laws!

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