Safari for Windows: Only for 'Apple-labeled' computers?

Legal eagles of the blogosphere find a curious condition in the usage terms for Apple's Safari for Windows browser.

Apple, it seems, hasn't totally gotten used to making browsers for this Windows thing.

The license terms for the company's Safari Web browser on Windows include a curious restriction: "The software allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time."

The Register

The Register, which was tipped off by legal eagles at the Italian site settleB.IT, calls the terms a "mockery of end user agreements."

Apple last week caught a lot of flak from users and from Mozilla , which makes the rival Firefox browser, for its practice of offering Safari for Windows as part of its auto-update service for iTunes .

Let's see how many millions of Safari for Windows downloads there are before Apple's legal corps tweak their language to cover exotic things like, you know, Windows PCs.

Update 7:11 AM Pacific: After seeing this blog, an editor at settleB.IT informs me that the Apple license has been updated so that Windows PC users can install Safari without fear of violating any licenses. He says the change occurred overnight Wednesday to Thursday European time.

If you have good eyes, you can see the different versions: before and after.

 

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