“A German maker of Mac clones Friday said it’s ready to face Apple in court to defend its right to install Mac OS X on the Intel-powered computers it sells,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.
“‘First, we try to settle with Apple out of court,’ said Dirk Bloessl, a spokesman for HyperMegaNet UG, the Wolfsburg, Germany-based company that sells Mac clones under the PearC brand,” Keizer reports. “‘But if necessary, we are not afraid of going to court with Apple.'”
Keizer reports, “HyperMegaNet has argued on its Web site that it believes it is immune from Apple’s legal attacks, a stance Bloessl reiterated. ‘The German law says explicit[ly], that restrictions made after buying a product are not valid,’ he said. ‘So, because Apple’s EULA can [only] be first read after buying and starting the setup, they are invalid in Germany.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple should immediately begin printing the pertinent part(s) of the EULA on the exterior of Mac OS X boxes sold in Germany and then commence suing the crap out of the nightmarishly-named HyperMegaNet.