Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Apr 2008 21:44 UTC
Apple The website of a Miami-based networking and security solutions reseller became inaccessible Monday, shortly after the company began advertising an unauthorized Mac clone for a fraction of the cost of Apple's cheapest system. Dubbed OpenMac, the USD 400 offering from Psystar Corporation is described as 'a low-cost high-performance computing platform' based on the ongoing OSX86Project - a hacker-based initiative aimed at maintaining a version of the Mac OS X operating system for everyday PCs. The website is back online now, and the machine has been renamed to Open Computer. Update: Psystar says they will continue to sell the Open Computer system, despite the fact that it appears to violate Apple's EULA. "We're not breaking any laws," they insisted.
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Maybe this is a better analogy. You buy some pepper and it has only one legal use according to the EULA - for soup. When you try to add the pepper to steak, Apple's legal team barges in and takes you to court. They're controlling how you use what you are supposed to own.

Of course, this doesn't apply only to Apple. Microsoft, the music, gaming and movie industries, etc. all do this to some extent.

Edited 2008-04-15 04:17 UTC

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