“In a move that everyone was waiting for, Apple has finally sued Psystar for violating its copyright and has asked for the company’s profits and a recall of all orders,” Don Reisinger writes for CNET.
“Everyone knew Apple would eventually make a move against Psystar, but I’m not too sure anyone thought the suit would feature the kind of saber rattling it does. That said, it’s the smart move and one that Apple must make if it wants to get away from anything of the sort happening again,” Reisinger writes.
“But if it doesn’t use its head and try to force Psystar to its demise, Apple will open a can of worms that it may not be able to handle so easily,” Reisinger writes.
“If Apple gets everything it asks for and totally ruins Psystar, it will never need to worry about an unknown firm trying to sell Mac OS X again… But if it doesn’t get everything it asks for and it’s forced to concede some points and the court orders Psystar to pay Apple some sort of licensing fee, Apple will have stepped on a bee’s nest,” Reisinger writes.
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It all hinges on whether or not Apple’s Software License Agreement for Mac OS X is deemed legally binding by whatever court ends up having the final say. Apple’s Software License Agreement for Mac OS X explicitly states: This License allows you to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time. You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-labeled computer, or to enable others to do so.