First Apple sues Pystar for illegally selling copies of Leopard installed on their own hardware. Then Pystar countersues claiming that Apple is in violation of anti-trust laws for having a monopoly in the OSX market. And now Apple is filing a motion to dismiss Pystars counterclaims.
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out in the courts. Clearly Pystar couldn’t argue that Apple has a monopoly in the PC market as they have less than a 10% market share. Instead, Pystar came up with the somewhat specious argument that Apple has a monopoly in the OS X market since it won’t allow its operating system to run on any non-Apple hardware. It’s curious, though, how Apple can have a monopoly in a market that Pystar essentially made up out of thin air. Think about it – there is no OS X market. Apple puts OSX on computers that it sells in the computer market. I mean, you can’t sue Coke for refusing to put its formula into a different can on the notion Coke has a monopoly over the coke formula. Admittedly, its an original idea, but legally it should fall flat on its face. We’ll see if the court agrees. AppleInsider has the scoop here.