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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RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage
by Darkmage on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
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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[3]: Comment by Darkmage
by tyrione on Thu 4th Dec 2008 02:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage"
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Learn the difference between Cars and copyrighted products like books, software and more. Then you'll realize as others have pointed out the Car Analogy strawman is just that, a strawman.

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RE[4]: Comment by Darkmage
by Hussein on Thu 4th Dec 2008 07:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Darkmage"
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Exactly. Car analogies don't work with software. The two are fundamentally different, from the way they are designed to the way they are distributed.
You can't upload your car and have people downloading their copies of it, once that's possible, then people can start making car analogies.

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