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German Mac clone maker claims to be immune to Apple

And it looks like HyperMegaNet UG, maker of the ?new? clones of Macs PearC based in Germany, is already ready to fight Apple in court, if need be.

HyperMegaNet website for PearCs

In a FAQ published on its website, the company cites a German law that only makes use contracts (EULAs) valid if the user has to read them _before_ making the purchase. The clause would apply to both software and operating systems including, of course, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

In other words, German legislation is always on the side of the consumer. For this reason, HyperMegaNet believes that its business is legal in the country, although it intends to market PearCs also in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom .

"First, we will try to resolve the case with Apple out of court," said Dirk Bloessl, a spokesman for HyperMegaNet in Wolfsburg, Germany. "But if necessary, we are not afraid to fight with her in justice." For the time being, the apple court has not yet contacted or responded to press calls on the subject.

Meanwhile, the battle between Apple and Psystar in the United States remains hot. If the latter wins, the Cupertino firm could face an avalanche of new Mac clone makers around the world.

(Via: Macworld UK.)