Apple Failed To Copyright Mac OS X, Psystar Claims

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  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    From Information Week:

    http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/mac/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212501673

    Any copyright experts care to check it out to see if it's valid? Would it even matter?

    -Kevin
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Well it says copyright on the About Mac screen, isn't that normally enough:
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    Psystar are just delaying the inevitable...
     
  3. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    :D

    That's enough for me!

    -Kevin
    Copyright 2008
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You know what I mean...:rolleyes:
     
  5. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I do think as time goes on, it will be funny to see how desperate Psystar and their lawyers become.

    -Kevin
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    They started out desperate. They've moved onto complete futility.
     
  7. Alx9876 macrumors 6502

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    What is Psystar's problem? Typical PC attitude and completely in the wrong in everyway.

    I hope they bomb out of business. What there doing is pretty illegal in my view. This is wrong on every level and they know it.

    Apple get them.
     
  8. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    I'm still wondering,... either Pystar has some big funding for this litigation or they have lawyers arrogant enough to believe they can win the case and get to Apple's stockpile of cash.

    Saying Mac OS X isn't copyrighted is...well....I sure hope Pystar's lawyers remember to breathe, as they sure don't seem to possess an ounce of intelligence.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'm sure there's more to this than our non-legal minds know or understand but how the hell do these two statements not conflict with each other.



     
  10. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    Where do Psystar get the money to fund these little persuits? I hear $50bn has just gone missing from the city...
     
  11. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    The article is really funny. Seems to be written by someone without the slightest clue. Let me quote:

    Personal computers that aren't running on Apple-approved hardware? What is that supposed to mean?

    But what is really damning in this article is that by Psystar's own admission, Apple is using effective copyright protection mechanisms that Psystar is circumventing, which makes them guilty of DMCA violations. And this is what someone posted as a reply to that article:

    Copyright has to be registered three months before starting court proceedings to be able to get cost and statutory damages; and registration within five years of publication of the works is needed so that registration counts as prima facie evidence of actual copyright. Apple has clearly met both limit; the lawsuit was filed in July, and first publication was sometime in 2007.

    Here is the exact link: http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pw...AgMIbT0bVH2tU74X2pP_&SEQ=20081222175316&SID=3 I think what Psystar is doing is called "making it up as they go along".
     
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    If I recall correctly, Apple's copyright claim was actually on one of the point updates (10.5.4?) rather than the main OS itself. Has Apple registered those updates for copyright? Does it need to?
     
  13. surferfromuk macrumors 65816

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    Psystar is actually pronounced 'Per-Sister' (as in persistent felony)

    Coincidence ?
     
  14. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    With the way they go about things I thought it was 'piss-taker'.
     
  15. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    Psystar needs to stop with the foolishness. They're reaching with this latest claim.
     
  16. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    There's probably something about derivatives in the form of copyright Apple has on Mac OS X.
     
  17. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't they have copyrighted OS X way back in 1999/2000 when they made the actual switch to OS X?

    -Kevin
     
  18. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Presumably yes, but there have been tons of changes since then and I would expect that Apple would apply for trademarks on each successive version as a matter of business. I presume that they would do it for the brand names if nothing else.
     
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    I was under the impression that their CEO was named P.I. Staker?
     
  21. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    DIE. DIE. DIE!!!:cool:

    I hope they get screwed by Apple Legal.
     
  22. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Next they will be saying that Apple never completed the purchase of NeXT and thus doesn't own any of the derivative works based on that OS.

    And that they sold their patent portfolio for the Classic OS to BeOS.
     
  23. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I hear there's an opening on Psystar's legal team.
     
  24. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    You mean the one that has holes large enough to drive a fleet of semis through it? Sorry, I am not into that brand of torture.... :D
     

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