Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 21:53 UTC
Legal We've got some progress in the other legal case Apple is involved in. The California case, Apple vs. Psystar, is more or less a done deal, but the Florida case, Psystar vs. Apple, is only just beginning. As it promised it would do, Apple has now asked the court in California to either dismiss the Florida case, or transfer it to California. Apple is also asking for a permanent injuction against Psystar. Through this motion, we also gain some juicy insight into Psystar's sales projections - and more interestingly, how many machines the clone maker actually sold.
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RE: Reality however is Fair
by Slambert666 on Fri 27th Nov 2009 07:02 UTC in reply to "Reality however is Fair"
Slambert666
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The issue is not how many units they sold or planned to sell or were capable of selling. The issue is weather a closed source OS is protected by the same copyrights as any other product. Apple is Apple the same way that Nike is Nike and Guinness is Guinness.


You are allowed to buy a pair of Nike shoes and resell them to anyone, they are a product, you can buy it and sell it again. You can likewise wear those Nike shoes with any pants of your choice.

The issue here is if an OS is licensed or not. Apparently in the US it is licensed and therefore not a product like anything else.

If Apple were selling shoes they would be restricting the choice of pants to only "Apple pants" and sue retailers that were selling pants not approved by Apple together with their "Apple shoes".

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