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November 30, 1987

UNITRON MAKES MACINTOSH CLONE

By CBR Staff Writer

That’s all very well, but even in Portuguese it will be dificult to defend the copyright infringement alleged by Newsbytes: according to the weekly newswire, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, you can pick up what looks, runs, and sounds like a Macintosh for $4,000 to $5,000, but it’s not made by Apple – the world’s only known Macintosh clone is a total copy of the Mac, right up to the blinking apple in the top left hand corner, and it comes from local firm Unitron SA; Newsbytes notes that just about anywhere else in the world, this clone would be illegal thanks to international copyright law, but not in Brazil, and Apple is as angry about it as Microsoft is about the local operating system that does the same job as MS-DOS, stopping the Real Thing from being imported into Brazil.

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