First it sued enthusiast Web sites. Now it's threatening customers. Who is left for Apple to sue?

First it sued enthusiast Web sites. Now it's threatening customers. Who is left for Apple to sue?

Summary: Fellow ZDNet blogger Ed Burnette regarding how one MacBook Pro user shared his overheating notebook experience on the Internet: Apparently, Apple's own service manual shows the sloppy manufacturing process that is causing the heat problem. So Apple immediately acknowledged and offered to fix the problem, right?

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Fellow ZDNet blogger Ed Burnette regarding how one MacBook Pro user shared his overheating notebook experience on the Internet:

Apparently, Apple's own service manual shows the sloppy manufacturing process that is causing the heat problem. So Apple immediately acknowledged and offered to fix the problem, right? Wrong. Apple's legal department responded with a threatening letter because the image from the manual was copyrighted. The letter was marked "Privileged/Confidential, Not for Posting or Redistribution", so of course the webmaster posted a copy on his site. According to the letter, "Apple reserves its right to contact your [SA's] Internet Service Provider in the event you do not comply with these demands".

From bloggers to customers to the record labels, Apple is initimidating everybody and getting away with it.  Hopefully, sooner rather than later, people will start voting this behavior out with their dollars.

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  • "Hopefully, sooner rather than later, . . .

    people will start voting this behavior out with their dollars."

    Yeah, well, that is easier said than done for a whole number of
    reasons -- BUT I do agree these guys are acting like a bunch of
    snivelling sh!ts. I would expect this kind of behaviour from
    Microsoft or Xerox.
    999ad9
  • Apple is just being Apple

    Apple has always abused its customers / supporters - and they just keep coming back for more! Go figure!
    P. Douglas
    • Apple has always sued their customers

      Back in the day when people were retrofitting their older Macs with DVD players, Apple would sue them because they wanted them to buy new Macs with built in DVD players. The idea that Apple can get away with such abuse is a testament to their cult power. It?s almost like an abused wife or girl friend going back for more.
      georgeou
      • never heard that one

        before
        care to eloborate???
        how would Apple know what a Mac user is doing with their own personal equipment???
        richvball44
  • Respond with our dollars, huh?

    Respond with our dollars, huh? By doing what? Going back to [b]
    pencil and paper?!?!?![/b]
    Anthony Volpe
  • back to the article

    you actually want a company NOT to maintain their their internal documents?? especailly when it is COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL???
    ever watch Monday Night Football and they always read their legal disclaimer??? same thing guys!!
    if ABC/ESPN?Disney didnt have that would it be legal for perhaps CBS to rebroadcast?
    NO IT WOULDNT
    richvball44
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