Digital Media Lawyer Blog: “There has been a lot of recent press touting manufacturers of MAC clones. Clone manufacturers attempt to unlock the tie between Apple software and hardware by selling non-Apple hardware that include copies of Apple’s much-loved software. However, because Apple does not sell copies of its software separately from MAC hardware, the only way for this business to work economically is for the cloner to copy the MAC software and then download the software onto the clone. This is an action that necessarily would seem to violate Apple’s rights to control the copying of its software. And so found a court in a recent decision in favor of Apple. See Apple, Inc. v. Psystar Corp.”
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