July 25, 2008
Another Mac Cloner With a Twist
Another company will potentially fall on Apple's bad list by creating a Mac clone. The last company, Psystar, got hit with a lawsuit that demanded that all machines sold by the company be recalled. The latest attempt to clone the Mac comes with a twist: the company, OpenTech, will sell consumers the hardware without an operating system. The consumer purchases that from Apple. The Apple EULA forbids a consumer from installing a copy OS X on anything from Apple branded hardware, but who knows. OpenTech is prepared to defend itself, probably by saying Apple should attack customers for violating the end-user agreement. That sets up one of those vicarious liability arguments. Apple will likely push this one as soon as offending machines hit the market.
More on this from ComputerWorld. [MG]
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