Discussion in 'macOS' started by nagshay1818, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. nagshay1818 macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2006
    Could Apple sue for someone selling a Apple product with Leopard installed on it.
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    depends, they won't sue if:
    1. you are authorized seller
    2. you only sell 3 machines
    3. you are friend of Jobs
    4. You are friend of Jon Roberts
    ....lol, follow the money, if they can't get you pay them more than they pay lawyer, they won't bother
  3. Oryan macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    I'm going to make an assumption here: you have a Mac that you put the Leopard beta on and now you are selling it. My question is why not format the drive before selling it to make sure all your personal information is erased?

    In general, I think clevin is right, Apple won't sue you if they aren't going to make a profit doing so.
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    Perhaps, but they will have to find out about it first.
  5. georgi0 macrumors regular


    Aug 21, 2006
    dual OS X

    ok let's say i get a new macbook now with tiger on, and let's say that someone give's me an illegal copy of Leopard.

    is there a way to have them both installed in my MAC?
    will any program like parallel and bootcamp work here?

    also, is there a way that Steve won't find out about it?? :D
  6. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    You can't sell a machine with leopard on it,
    1. Leopard hasn't been released
    2. the developer version is not leopard it is a preview
    3. you couldn't advertise it as having leopard installed because it doesn't
    4. the developer version may be buggy
  7. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    Well, posting all over the internet doesn't help ;) If you really don't want anyone to know just make the deal. It's not like Apple has GPS tracking devices in their computers.
  8. nagshay1818 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2006
    Once I have a significant number of post, I plan to post my MacBook Pro up for sale in the marketplace forum. If I advertised it as MacBook Pro with Leopard preview that shouldn't be any form of copyright infringement should it? Also, what about posting it on eBay as a MacBook Pro with Leopard?
  9. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    If you do it at all do it on eBay, you'll probably get your thread locked here, maybe even banned.
  10. srf4real macrumors 68030


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    Don't give them any ideas!
  11. Virtualball macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Im sorry, but I dont think anyone would really buy that for 1000 dollars. You're getting technology that is a year old, 4x slower then a MBP, a free (stolen) OS, and 1 gig of RAM. Besides it being 17" you'd have to be pretty stupid to buy that and not a MacBook :p But Im just sayin, good luck on selling it! :D
  12. nagshay1818 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2006
    No that isn't my computer. That was just a computer I searched that had Leopard pre-installed on it. I have a MacBook Pro not a PowerBook.
  13. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Anyone who sells his copy of Leopard preview is violating his NDA.

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