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Apple Says Booting OS X Makes an Unauthorized Copy 865

recoiledsnake writes "Groklaw has an extensive look at the latest developments in the Psystar vs. Apple story. There's a nice picture illustrating the accusation by Apple that Psystar makes three unauthorized copies of OS X. The most interesting, however, is the last copy. From Apple's brief: 'Finally, every time Psystar turns on any of the Psystar computers running Mac OS X, which it does before shipping each computer, Psystar necessarily makes a separate modified copy of Mac OS X in Random Access Memory, or RAM. This is the third unlawful copy.' Psystar's response: 'Copying a computer program into RAM as a result of installing and running that program is precisely the copying that Section 117 provides does not constitute copyright infringement for an owner of a computer program. As the Ninth Circuit explained, permitting copies like this was Section 117's purpose.' Is Apple seriously arguing that installing a third party program and booting OS X results in copyright infringement due to making a derivative work and an unauthorized copy?"

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recoiledsnake writes: Groklaw has an extensive look at the latest developments in the Psystar vs. Apple story. There's a nice picture illustrating the accusation by Apple that Psystar makes three unauthorized copies of OS X. The most interesting however, is the last copy. From Apple's brief: "Finally, every time Psystar turns on any of the Psystar computers running Mac OS X, which it does before shipping each computer, Psystar necessarily makes a separate modified copy of Mac OS X in Random Access Memory, or RAM. This is the third unlawful copy." Psystar's response: "Copying a computer program into RAM as a result of installing and running that program is precisely the copying that Section 117 provides does not constitute copyright infringement for an owner of a computer program. As the Ninth Circuit explained, permitting copies like this was Section 117’s purpose." Is Apple seriously arguing that installing a third party program and booting OS X results in copyright infringement due to making a derivative work and an unauthorized copy?

Comment Re:unilkely (Score 1) 560

The airline industry pays for the security theater

The traveling public pays for it, as that is where the airlines get their money. You'd think then that the TSA would not be able to take action without concern of the traveling public, but they seem to be able to do so.

Comment Re:my 2 cents (Score 1) 244

Not sure if your assumption is right. First of all the Android VM is an entirely different beast than the standard JDK, it is not a stack based vm anymore but a register based, also the tie in between the vm and the processor is way deeper with the included arms having java accelerating command sets included. Thirdly the bytecode itself is not java anymore either it is post processed and some specific optimization is applied upfront. Third, the class lib provided is huge and a load of methods root directly into native functions instead of trying to implement as much as possible in java.
So so far java as language of choice in the android world works out pretty well, I dont hear complaints that the android development is hard or that you have a speed problem by using java.

Comment Re:ok, so I'll get one then. (Score 1) 145

BluRay players will become more common, regardless of how PS3s do. BluRay won the HD war. Stores are stocking BluRay discs, right down to the Walmart and Costco level. Disney is selling kits containing both BluRays and normal DVDs. And they are being advertised heavily.
A PS3 is just a convenient way to get a BluRay player, especially if you already have a game you want to play as well. (The game controller makes an awkward BluRay remote, though.)

Comment Re:Do we WANT them to ban laptops? (Score 1) 560

its not just that they would not be on, its that you couldn't have them at all. Banned from carry on, banned from checked. Business travel that involves computers of any kind would be impossible. Plus, what about those that get motion sick when reading. I think you'd take clickety click over a nice pile of chow in your lap

Comment Re:Lots of nits to pick (Score 1) 260

The entire point and purpose of this launch is to receive telemetry from the large number of instruments on the vehicle. Being able to compare the data to the models is the single most valuable thing that will come from this launch, since otherwise its mostly a publicity stunt (everything that is not a shuttle SRB is a dummy component) and theres a good chance that Ares 1 will be canceled.

With clouds and the potential to build up an electrical charge on the surface, there's a risk of losing data along the way. The cost of postponing the launch is far less than the cost of wasting this $450M launch.

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