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: Comment by Kroc
by eydaimon on Sun 15th Nov 2009 04:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
eydaimon
Member since:
2006-03-22

how do you reckon? If it's ruled that software is licensed as opposed to sold, that means you're bound by the license agreement. The agreement says you can only install on apple hardware.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by kwanbis on Mon 16th Nov 2009 19:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

It says "apple branded", so you just need to stick an apple sticker to it.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by rajan r on Mon 16th Nov 2009 22:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
rajan r Member since:
2005-07-27

If that works in real life (i.e. a judge actually buys that argument), imagine how pointless contracts will be.

Just say I have a contract with an independent contractor to supply me with, say, a dozen Sony-branded computers. That contractor can go out, buy a bunch of whiteboxes and slap Sony stickets on them - and won't be in breach of contract.

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