Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Feb 2009 20:55 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal The legal case between Apple and Psystar has just taken another, very small turn. Psystar gained a small victory over Apple today, because U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup allowed Psystar to modify its counter-suit against Apple, after he had dismissed the original counter-suit. However, something more interesting came out of this ruling: the judge hinted at what would happen if Psystar were to win.
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Not fun to stay at the DMCA
by TheBadger on Mon 9th Feb 2009 23:10 UTC
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DMCA or not, other regions have similarly restrictive legislation, newer revisions of which Big Media lobbyists are drafting as we discuss this (search for Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement for the nasty facts).

Indeed, it's under a wider umbrella that Apple will probably emerge victorious in numerous jurisdictions. Although parallel importing (grey imports) enjoyed some tolerance a decade or more ago in Europe, for example, the tendency of paid-up/off legislators is to allow companies like Apple to strictly define how their products come to market. Buy your branded goods from another country? Single European market? Not if the lobbyists have their way.

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