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Today in Apple history: Unauthorized Apple II clone sparks big legal battle

January 18, 1983: Computer manufacturer Franklin Electronic Publishers takes the wraps off its Franklin Ace 1200 computer, an unauthorized Apple II clone that triggers an important legal battle. Cupertino will soon target Franklin’s line of unlicensed Apple clones with a lawsuit. In the resulting trial, a U.S. court will decide whether a company can protect […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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