Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jul 2009 22:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We haven't discussed Psystar in a while, have we? In case you've been living under a rock for a while, Psystar is a Mac clone maker entrenched in a legal battle with Apple. Recently, Psystar changed lawyers, and today they posted a vigorous entry on their website about how ready they are for the fight with Apple.
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RE[4]: Comment by Moulinneuf
by middleware on Wed 29th Jul 2009 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Moulinneuf"
middleware
Member since:
2006-05-11

Maybe, probably it is still legal because no explicit case says otherwise. All the past cases are different from Apple vs. Psystar cases. For example, in the Adobe vs. SoftMan case, the software was not installed. EULA is still the base of software commerce and it is risky to think certain kind of restriction in it is invalid just because you don't like it.

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RE[5]: Comment by Moulinneuf
by Adam S on Wed 29th Jul 2009 15:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Moulinneuf"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I don't think it's invalid because I don't like it. I think it's invalid because I think it's actually not within Apple's rights to sell you a disc with software and then reveal, upon opening it, that your ability to use that software is crippled by restrictive caveats.

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RE[6]: Comment by Moulinneuf
by middleware on Wed 29th Jul 2009 15:07 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Moulinneuf"
middleware Member since:
2006-05-11

The reason you think Apple can't do that is still you don't like that, because there is no case to say Apple can't. When you buy a disc of music, you mustn't play it publicly. When you buy a book, you mustn't OCR it and put it on the Web. We live such restriction everywhere and won't change it in the near future.

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