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First off today, Psystar, the Mac clone maker sued by Apple and forced to stop sales due to an injunction, has filed an appeal against that injunction and has said that it has destroyed all but one copy of its Rebel EFI program, an application that allows users to install OSX on non-Apple machines, a violation of the OSes terms. Psystar has also indicated that it will sell computers with Linux in the future instead of OSX or Windows.
Next up today, while speaking of Apple, a report on Wall Street 24/7 says that Apple has lost an estimated $140 million due to app store piracy on jailbroken phones and developers have lost more than twice as much. Some developers have also reported having over 90% piracy rates of their apps and many expensive ones are frequent top downloads on mainstream piracy sites.
Finally today, law.com has an interesting article about tweets and copyright that states while a tweet can be copyrightable, it is impractical to enforce such rights, at least in the U.S. Furthermore, it says that tweetbacks, and other such systems, are not a form of scraping as they obey the terms of Twitter’s API, which users already agreed to.
That’s it for the three count today. We will be back tomorrow with three more copyright links. If you have a link that you want to suggest a link for the column or have any proposals to make it better. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I hope to hear from you.
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