Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 22:42 UTC, submitted by anon
Legal The legal back-and-forth between Apple and clone-maker PsyStar continues to develop, with the latest news being a move by Apple - the Cupertino company has invoked something with many already predicted Apple would call upon: the DMCA, or the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. This was done in an amendment to the original suit, filed in July this year.
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Comment by Darkmage
by Darkmage on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 01:04 UTC
Darkmage
Member since:
2006-10-20

Sort of pirated my ass. For every psystar box being used there is a paid to apple for copy of Mac Osx being used. The judge SHOULD throw this out as a case of the product has been paid for, it's none of Apple's business what it's used for. If I buy a car can the manufacturer sue me for putting it on the roof of my house? or for selling that car to someone who wants to use it in his garage? No I think not. Why the hell should PC software be different to a car?

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RE: Comment by Darkmage
by sultanqasim on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 01:17 in reply to "Comment by Darkmage"
sultanqasim Member since:
2006-10-28

Calm down now, lets not flame. Lets be friend and not refer to our rear ends...

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RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 08:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Calm down now, lets not flame. Lets be friend and not refer to our rear ends...

Why the hell not? I see nothing wrong with that. Ever hear of a figure of speech? Oh wait, now I'm going to be blasted for saying "hell." Oops.

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RE: Comment by Darkmage
by darknexus on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 01:19 in reply to "Comment by Darkmage"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Because of that boat-load of crap that was passed into law known as the DMCA. That's what allows them to even try this angle, obviously.

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v RE: Comment by Darkmage
by tyrione on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 01:22 in reply to "Comment by Darkmage"
RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage
by Darkmage on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 01:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
Darkmage Member since:
2006-10-20

If I take my ford falcon and upgrade the engine, do I go crying to ford when I break the thing? do I go crying to the guy who sold me the ford falcon secondhand? no of course not. You take it to a repairer someone who knows something about fixing it. If the car is extremely custom you make the parts yourself. Same idea applies here. Psystar is essentially selling an extremely modded car with custom bits, and are saying this works how we've modded it, if you make new mods you're on your own.

Legal liability for second hand goods sold as-is is pretty clear.

Edited 2008-12-03 01:38 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage
by darknexus on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 01:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

That has absolutely nothing to do with OS X being pirated. OS X was not pirated by Psystar, they buy OS X retail disks for each machine on which they install it. The issue you're speaking of is the modified updater and/or modified updates, and that's another can of worms in and of itself. But that doesn't change the fact that the OS X Psystar installs for you is *not* pirated.
Apple's not going to get away with saying Psystar pirated OS X. The updater and updates are another matter, and if Psystar actually modified any OS X subsystems to make that work then Apple could have a case against them.

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RE: Comment by Darkmage
by RRepster on Fri 5th Dec 2008 03:19 in reply to "Comment by Darkmage"
RRepster Member since:
2008-06-18

exactly! This business of telling us what we can and can't do with what we purchase has gotten out of hand.

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