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A Florida-based company that makes Mac clones has upped the ante in its ongoing copyright litigation against Apple. In its latest claim in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Psystar claims that Apple has injected code into a version of its Mac OS X software that makes it impossible for unauthorized third-party computers to run the operating system. That action is itself a violation of copyright law, the argument goes. It's a classic "copyright misuse" legal strategy, said Chris Collins, an intellectual property attorney with Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian.
Wow. Psystar, what is the deal guys? Huh?
"Under U.S. copyright law, Apple can place certain restrictions on how its proprietary technology is used. Apple can restrict licensees from copying or making derivatives of its operating system, Collins said"
Perfectly said. Why would Apple give over command to run and change its operating system to a 3rd party? This is not even fair, really. I mean, come on now.
Giving up this information is like giving up nuclear warhead information to a foreign country. It's not necessary, and seriously ridicules.
Mac UNIX based OS is their footing and roots. You don't just burn that away, and I'm sure the judge will agree with me.
Psystar... try to be mature, really. Work on your own stuff, and this nonsense really kills your good name, big time.