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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RE[7]: ...
by apoclypse on Sat 29th Aug 2009 01:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
apoclypse
Member since:
2007-02-17

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]: ..."
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

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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