Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Sep 2009 08:44 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Hardware, Embedded Systems There are several options out there if you wan to run Mac OS X on your non-Apple labelled computer, but one of them appears to be in serious trouble. It has been uncovered that the EFI-X module is nothing more than a USB stick with a DRM chip, with code from the hackintosh community on it - without attribution. On top of that, its firmware update utility uses LGPL code - again, without attribution.
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RE: strange situation
by Jenne on Mon 21st Sep 2009 09:23 UTC in reply to "strange situation"
Jenne
Member since:
2008-11-11

It's money vs. individual... It does not matter who is right in american law. You set the amount in dispute which "kills" the other party if their finacial background is weak.

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RE[2]: strange situation
by _xmv on Mon 21st Sep 2009 09:34 in reply to "RE: strange situation"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

this is unfortunately true not only in USA.
besides you do not always have the spare time for a trial in your life (which is a lot more than a few hours)

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RE[3]: strange situation
by gustl on Mon 21st Sep 2009 10:18 in reply to "RE[2]: strange situation"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

Well, in my country (Austria), the looser has to pay the case costs of the winning party.

And with a license violation in place, I doubt there would have been a chanve for ASEM to win this.

On the other Hand, ASEM probably payed the copyright holders enough to make a lawsuit go away.

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RE[3]: strange situation
by Cytor on Mon 21st Sep 2009 16:07 in reply to "RE[2]: strange situation"
Cytor Member since:
2005-07-08

This happened in Germany. I, too, wonder how they could send a cease & desist, since he only poked around in the hardware he bought.

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