Originally posted by Denmaru
I´m sick to death of these dumbass "American Laws" and "Intellectual Property" bull**** - move the server somewehere else, and that´s it.
And I´m tired of seeing all these "obedient" Americans who even SUPPORT these kind of ideas - quotes like "..then buy a mac. It´s that easy..." just shows that you do not have a spine worth mentioning, and that you obviously are happy to have huge companies dictate your life.
I, for once, would be VERY happy to host this site, and I´d laugh at any "lawyer" trying to shut down my freedom of speech.
I have copies of this website, and I advise anyone searching for this info to use the Internet Wayback Machine.
OK, I'll call your bluff.
Please go ahead and host the site in any country you choose. It would be interesting to see how long it would last. You may laugh at the lawyers but I'm fairly sure most of your upstream providers wouldn't.
Even if you had the strength of purpose or desire to even follow through on your bold claim, I am inclined to think you would display just as much spine as those you accuse of having none when faced with the realities and legal aspects of the situation.
When will people realise that the reason Apple doesn't want you to use their software on non-Apple hardware is that it is the hardware sales that subsidise their software development?
Sure, people say: 'Oh, just raise the price of the software', but then you end up with software that is hugely expensive which only the professionals buy. The rest pirate it. If you don't think that is the case just look at Adobe Creative Suite - how many non-professionals buy that? Not many, but far far more have a pirated copy.
Apple do not have sufficient penetration in the enterprise marketplace to be able to subsidise the level of piracy by consumers on their home systems. This is where most of the Mac revenue comes from. Ultimately, this would kill the Mac platform and most likely OS X too.
In order to combat the piracy Apple would have to employ significant countermeasures that would detract from the user experience and require resources to implement and manage. Also Apple would need to expend resources on supporting many different hardware combinations to get anywhere close to the level of stability OS X has at present on Apple hardware.
Personally, I believe that opening up OS X to run on any PC hardware would be a disaster. It's only a small, vocal minority that want to build their own PCs and run OS X on them. Most other potential purchasers couldn't care less if it was Intel, AMD or a lump of cheese inside the case so long as the machine is stable, fast and works.
Apple already caters to the majority in this regard and do not see it worth changing their entire business model and expend lots of extra resources to cater for a minority that would add very little (if anything) to their bottom line. I am inclined to think that a large proportion of the people in this minority would pirate the software anyway.
In short, it is simply not in Apple's interest to allow OS X to run on non-Apple hardware. It's their ball. If you can't play by their rules then you don't get to play with it at all.