Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Nov 2009 22:32 UTC
Legal As Murphy's Law dictates, this news was destined to come while I'm down and out with the flu, while being miserable on the couch. Dragged my bum to the computer for this one (my iPhone alerted me, oh the irony): Apple has scored a major win in its case against Psystar. Judge William Alsup more or less agreed with just about everything Apple said, granting Apple's motion for a summary judgement. Instant update: Mind, though, that this ruling only covers Leopard. Snow Leopard will be handled in the Florida case.
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RE: Crushing
by linumax on Sat 14th Nov 2009 23:44 UTC in reply to "Crushing"
linumax
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2007-02-07

If you want to read legal opinions several degrees more competent in US legal law than Thom, here you go.


I would strongly recommend you follow your own advice and read more about the difference between Contract and Copyright so as not to get confused about the two again.

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RE[2]: Crushing
by wirespot on Sun 15th Nov 2009 00:25 in reply to "RE: Crushing"
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2006-06-21

The difference is razor thin. Contract law and copyright law intertwine a LOT in software licenses.

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RE[3]: Crushing
by linumax on Sun 15th Nov 2009 01:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Crushing"
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2007-02-07

Intertwined?! What does that even mean? As in a judge saying: "Well, we are not sure which law applies here, so we'll just have to pick arbitrary bits of each law to make a ruling on that?" No, that's not how it works.

These are two different sets of laws. One is Copyright law, the other is Contract law. One is unilateral, the other is an exchange of obligations.

Two very different matters and there's no reason to mix them up.

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