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[2]: strange situation
by _xmv on Mon 21st Sep 2009 09:34 UTC 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[4]: strange situation
by gfolkert on Mon 21st Sep 2009 11:40 in reply to "RE[3]: strange situation"
gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

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


Ummm, no, they clearly indicate its their OWN code (a lie).

Paying money to the Copyright holders is not what they want, they want re-released code and attribution.

Where in the article or website does ASEM do that, please refer me?

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RE[4]: strange situation
by DrillSgt on Mon 21st Sep 2009 16:31 in reply to "RE[3]: strange situation"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

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.


That is true in the US as well. However, in the US at least the lawyers still need to be paid first before they will take the case. Basically when the losing party has to pay for legal costs, it is more of a reimbursement to the winner. The money and time are already spent, so without having the money up front to pay for the lawyers, they will not touch the case unless it is a sure victory.

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RE[4]: strange situation
by panzi on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 02:09 in reply to "RE[3]: strange situation"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

I think in every country the looser pays. But thats not whats it about. The party with the money stretches the law suite so long that the little guy goes bankrupt before the end of it (where it is determined who is right and who is wrong) because of the tremendous costs of good lawyers. (Btw. I'm from Austria, too.)

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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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