The Mac clone distributor Psystar seem to be once again on the losing side of a tiresome battle with Apple.
Earlier this month federal judge Judge Alsup decided in favour of Apple, agreeing that Psystar was infringing upon Apple’s copyright of the Mac OS X, which forbids third-party installs of their OS. Additionally Psystar’s pre-installed Mac OS X hardware had also been ruled in violation of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act).
This week Apple demanded an immediate stop to the sales of Psystar’s unauthorized Mac clones and requested a permanent injunction, according to Apple Insider. Apple also suggests that it’s stated in Psystar’s bankruptcy filings that the company holds less than $50,000 in assets, which would not be adequate to pay obvious restorations owed.
As every new version of Mac OS X is released, Psystar would be infringing upon Apple’s patent
causing Apple to file multiple infringement lawsuits, which Apple argues ” is a waste of the courts & parties time”. The motion hearing is dated for Dec 14th and if Psystar chooses to fight on the trial is set
to begin in January of 2010.
The two young brothers behind the Psystar name ascertain that Apple’s Terms of Service
violates U.S. monopoly law and insist their OpenMac systems aren’t breaking any laws.
As of today you’re still able to purchase yourself a Mac clone from Psystar’s site.