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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Apple doesn't want its software on anything but its hardware.

Then maybe they shouldn't have ported to a generic commodity hardware platform.

Do you really believe the true cost of OS X is $129? The cost of the upgrade copies is subsidized by the cost of Macs (hardware).

...which is the exact same rationale that Lexmark used a few years back, when they tried to use the DMCA to prevent "illegal" refills of print cartridges.

I'll ask the same question now that I did back then: if a company (be it Lexmark or Apple) chooses to depend on such a fragile and poorly-conceived business model, then why should they be propped-up? That's like giving out awards for lack of foresight and basic business acumen.

Psystar aren't selling modded Macs. They are selling illegal clones (fake Macs).

So in other words, they're selling PC clones? Because that's effectively what Macs are these days.

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