Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:45 UTC, submitted by Thom_Holwerda
Legal Apple has filed a suit (more details) on July 3rd against Psystar in the northern district of California. Psystar dubbed its cheap Mac Clone as Open Computer and started shipping them around April of this year.
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RE: Comment by satan666
by Macrat on Tue 15th Jul 2008 20:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by satan666"
Macrat
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2006-03-27

Apple doesn't sell software. They sell you a right to use.

Just like you don't own the music that you buy a right to listen to on a CD.

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by AdamW on Tue 15th Jul 2008 20:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
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2005-07-06

Well, that's the debate. That is how software companies and music companies would like it to be. However, whether that is how the law (in whatever territory you live in) allows that is a different, and rather unclear, issue. This case will go some way to resolving it.

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by wakeupneo on Wed 16th Jul 2008 02:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple doesn't sell software. They sell you a right to use.

Just like you don't own the music that you buy a right to listen to on a CD.


Ahh...but Sony Music can't specify that you can only listen to the music on the CD with a Sony player though can they?

The issue here is not 'illegality'...it's not 'illegal' to install OSX on other hardware...but it does make it 'unsupported'. By installing the software on any hardware beyond a Mac, you're breaking the EULA and so, you're on your own. Good luck to ya.

Beyond that, Apple have no right to force you to do anything.

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