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Apple sues three for posting Tiger on Net

updated 04:25 pm EST, Tue December 21, 2004

Apple sues over piracy

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  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    From what I've Heard...

    Tiger is c*** so far. It's not done. Why can't people wait to steal it until it's done?

  1. alex627

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ewwww

    Apple is now suing members of the development community who posted beta software on an easy target (bit torrent). How petty. Kind of like the USA attacking Iraq. The full version will be available for download days after release anyway. What is the point of targeting the very people who are fighting to keep Apple alive? Stupid and petty scare tactics.

    Ok let's just shut down the internet except for shopping. That'll fix everything. That's what the internet is for right?

  1. Arislan

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hold on...

    Listen, this is pre-release software provided to developers under an NDA. The whining that Apple is busting some people who violated their agreement is bull****. Apple has a right to protect their property. If those people are fighting to keep Apple alive, they should play by the rules or not play.

  1. scottkleinberg

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yo Alex

    Hey, Alex627 ... would love to see you in Iraq. That's where I am. I'm fighting for my country. You're condoning software piracy. Yeah, you're relevant.

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: ewwww

    It's illegal that's why. Developers and beta testers are bound by a legal agreement which states that it is illegal to even DISCUSS pre-release software , let alone actually distribute it. If someone does not wish to be bound by those rules than they can wait along with everybody else. If this kind of attitude keeps up we are going to wind up with the same kind of serial # activation scheme that MS uses. Is that what you want?

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Yo Alez

    user scottkleinberg

    Yeah, condoning piracy and supporting terrorists, what a marvelous set of beliefs.

    I'm I am honored at your service to our country and grateful for the hard work you and the rest of our military are doing there. Keep the faith, you are all in our prayers.

    Michael

  1. theJoKell

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Meh

    "Apple has a right to protect their property"

    Agreed. However I don't think this is necessarily the best course of action. Why sue your own customers?

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re:Why sue your own...

    So do nothing? Simple fact if the law is not enforced some will not obey it. I mean it is there for a reason, isn't it? Besides sueing can have a variety of courses, not just money-so there may be a effective punishment besides cash...

    my .02

    I'm done...

  1. trevj

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re. Yo Alex

    Warning: Totally Apple-unrelated
    FYI, the guy never actually said he was figthing in Iraq. He's actually a newspaper editor and judging from the photos on his .Mac site (I may be wrong), I doubt he's in the reserves either. Anybody who thinks the invasion of Iraq had much to do with the war on terrorism or 9/11 is kidding themselves.

  1. alex627

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    like i said

    The full version will be available for download days after release. I didn't condone software piracy. I said it was retared to take your customers and developers to court. Typical level of American idiocy.

    Fighting for your country? I didn't ask you to. BTW: that's what you PAID to do. And your "fighting" for oil Mr. Mercenary. Or Christian Crusader or whatever...

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