Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 18:08 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems As if selling non-Apple labelled computers with Mac OS X pre-installed and licensing the technology to do so to third parties wasn't enough, Psystar has now moved ahead and has started offering its Rebel EFI package for everyone to buy and use. It makes it possible for just about anyone to install Mac OS X on a non-Apple labelled computer.
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RE: double post FTW
by alcibiades on Sun 25th Oct 2009 07:18 UTC in reply to "double post FTW"
alcibiades
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2005-10-12

No, its not just about how its presented. There are contractual clauses that have been presented in the right way and executed in the right way that are nevertheless not enforceable.

For instance, they breach consumer protection laws, or trading standards, or competition legislation, or (and this is probably a killer for this clause in the UK) they seek unlawfully to retrospectively modify the terms of a previous completed contract, ie the sale.

EULA clauses in general may be valid or not, it depends entirely on the clause. If they are valid contractual clauses, that is because they would be valid no matter if they were executed in a EULA or in some other way. If they are not valid, they would not be valid even if sworn before a notary public after reading every word aloud.

By the way, the only scenario in which breaking a EULA clause is 'illegal' is in the US, if Blizzard holds up to appeal. If it does not, and every place else in the world regardless, you have done nothing illegal, you have just placed yourself in breach of contract, and can be sued for damages by the person with whom you have entered into the contract. Its not illegal.

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