Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 22:05 UTC
Legal The week isn't even over yet, and we already have another instalment in the Apple-Psystar soap opera. Psystar has filed a new lawsuit in the Florida Southern District Court in Miami, asking for an injunction and damages because of Apple's "anticompetitive attempts to tie Mac OS X Snow Leopard to its Macintosh line of computers".
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by umccullough on Fri 28th Aug 2009 23:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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Apple isn't obligated to help their competitors. But they're not obligated to hurt them either. because they're a business, they're going to go after those that utilized their property to make money.

I suspect it would still be their property if they hadn't sold it retail...

Reminds me of the days when satellite TV providers allowed you to purchase a receiver, and then demanded you weren't allowed to modify the equipment and/or re-sell it. These days, most satellite TV equipment is "leased" (in the U.S.) so they can at least claim it isn't your property now.

Apple has stepped in the same mess.

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by apoclypse on Sat 29th Aug 2009 01:54 in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
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So has every other software company o the planet. You don;t actually own the software you run you license it. You can own the media its on though.

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RE[8]: ... - depends on the license
by jabbotts on Sat 29th Aug 2009 16:34 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
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It's correct that one does not own there copy of osX and Windows but runs it on there hardware at the companies liege. This is a sticking point for many people and not applicable in all countries as some places legally recognize ownership for purchased items.

According to the applicable licenses, I own my copy of Mandriva and Debian in exchange for downloading them. While still software, they assume ownership by the end user where other licenses do not.

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