Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Nov 2011 20:23 UTC
Editorial A reader asks: "Can someone comment on the legality of using my brother's old Snow Leopard DVD to install OS X? My brother has Lion, so why can't he choose to give it to me? It doesn't violate Apple's 1 license per 1 computer policy."
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RE: The bottom line
by MOS6510 on Thu 1st Dec 2011 06:03 UTC in reply to "The bottom line"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Apple has a lot of power, but I doubt you can find any examples where Apple wielded this power to go after Hackintosh owners. Did they even go after iOS jailbreakers?

PCs running OS X don't get intentionally disabled, sites offering how to make your own Hackintosh don't get letters from Apple, the LA police doesn't raid your house.

They're even pretty cool with their OS media. No install keys, no limit to the machines you can install it on and upgrade version are really full versions.

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RE[2]: The bottom line
by zima on Wed 7th Dec 2011 22:14 in reply to "RE: The bottom line"
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2005-07-06

Well, Apple clearly expressed a desire for jailbreaking to be an offence prosecutable under DMCA (a quick bunch of links as always on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_jailbreaking#United_States_legal_i... ) - now, why would they desire that, hm?...
(also Apple claimed, and court in Psystar case affirmed, that OSX has intentional technical measures to prevent hackintosh practices)

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