Psystar gets owned

Sun, Nov 15, 2009

Legal, News

As you might already be aware, Psystar recently lost a huge legal battle with Apple when Judge Alsup granted Apple’s motion for Summary Judgment while denying Pystar’s.  The ruling reads in part:

Psystar infringed Apple’s exclusive right to create derivative works of Mac OS X.  Specifically, it made three modifications: (1) replacing the Mac OS X bootloader with a different bootloader to enable an unauthorized copy of Mac OS X to run on Psystar’s computers; (2) disabling and removing Apple kernel extension files; and (3) adding non-Apple kernel extensions.

A hearing on remedies is scheduled for December 14th, and we’ll have a more in-depth at this none-too-surprising ruling on Tuesday after we’ve had a chance to dissect Alsup’s November 13th ruling.  In the meantime, Groklaw always provides solid legal coverage, and you can check out their analysis over here




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