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[3]: Comment by Darkmage
by sultanqasim on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 02:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage"
sultanqasim
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2006-10-28

I'm sorry for using the word "pirated" loosely. It's not pirated, in the sense that Psystar did pay real money to apple to buy copies of OS X. What I meant by pirated was that it was on shaky legal ground, violating a contract(s?). Dictionary definition of verb "to pirate"
"to use or reproduce (another's work) for profit, without permission, usually in contravention of patent or copyright"
1. For profit? Yes, they are selling those for profits.
2. Without permission? Yes, obviously.
3. In contravention of patent/copyright? Possibly. This is not necessary to be considered pirated according to the dictionary.
Thus, according to the dictionary, the OS X that is put in their "open computers" is pirated, despite the fact that it is a paid for copy of OS X.

BTW. To those who say that the DMCA is loaded with bull, I'd have to agree :p

Edited 2008-12-03 02:16 UTC

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