Originally Posted by Chipp
That is the second issue. The first issue is that in the EULA of OSX Apple specifies that it may only be used on their hardware. The second issue is that in order to run OSX on non-apple hardware some additional patching is needed, which can be done by the end user but is usually done by groups that post the complete ISOs on torrent sites. So now we've got breach in EULA and pretty probable illegal downloading.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but it is not illegal if Apple simply states this in their EULA. Someone brought up a good point once, there is no "Apple Police" thats going to knock down your front door and arrest you. The DCMA prohibits circumventing copyright protection, so I don't think getting an operating system you own to run on a PC is illegal, as I'm not sure it's a form of copy protection. There are companies that are still selling hackintoshes to my knowledge, so I honestly don't think it's "illegal". People can't just throw around the word illeagal when they see something in an EULA. For example: Apple says you can authorize 5 machines. There is nothing written in stone that just says "thou must only auhtorize 9 machines", it's just some arbitrary number they came up with. However, in this case it would violate that lovely act known as the DCMA if you were to circumvent this, but that's not the point.