Apple May Fight Psystar with Tech

Apple May Fight Psystar with Tech

Most people have been expecting Apple to wield the sharp stick of a lawsuit against Mac clone maker Psystar, but it may not be so easy.

And while Psystar may be violating Apple's end user license agreement, or EULA, by doing this, legally there's not much Apple can do about it, says Raj Abhyanker, a patent lawyer who used to write patents for Apple.

"Basically, when people go to a store or download software, they have a license with Apple to use this patented software on their computer. But breach of contract is one of the weakest forms of legal disputes," Abhyanker says, referring to EULA violations.

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While Apple could likely tie Psystar up in litigation by filing patent or copyright lawsuits, the better choice may be technical -- issuing OS X firmware updates.

"Apple issues regular updates to Leopard," Abhyanker says. "Future revisions might require massive changes to the way [Psystar] sells software in this virtual environment and usually these things don't last long unless there's some sort of agreement."


Sort of akin to how quickly they put out firmware updates to the iPhone to block jailbreaks.  Since 10.5.3 is still being worked on, might we see something added to that?
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I hope Apple burns in this fire that Psystar started. I'm really surprised that Apple hasn't been sued already like MS was for anti-trust issues. Keep us informed!

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Crisis Causer:
 

 

I found the same info from a different source this morning - http://hothardware.com/cs2007/forums/p/38111/301671.aspx#301671

maybe now they'll get shut down for being a big fake. 

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The conspiracy theorist in me says it's Apple's own doing to see how the public would react to MacOSX on non-Apple computers, but I think that's likely not true.

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 not surprising as nothing gets past Lord Jobs and his minions..  :D

 

i got a fancy mac pro to play with at my side job, so figure Vista supports EFI firmware and i should be able to install Vista on it and wipe OS X off. but no you need tobegin to install bottcamp to create the driver disk you need for Vista first.. 

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clones come out of everything :-) im just suprised its not some chineese bootleg 

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