∞ Apple wins permanent injunction against Psystar

It appears the battle is finally over. After giving oral arguments on Monday, the judge ruled in Apple’s favor, granting the company a permanent injunction against Mac clone-maker Psystar. macproThe ruling essentially give Psystar no room to move. The terms of the ruling are as following, according to the court documents obtained by AppleInsider:

  • Copying, selling, offering to sell, distributing or creating derivative works of Mac OS X without authorization from Apple.
  • Intentionally inducing, aiding, assisting, abetting or encouraging any other person or entity to infringe Apple’s copyrighted Mac OS X software.
  • Circumventing any technological measure that effectively controls access Mac OS X, including, but not limited to, the technological measure used by Apple to prevent unauthorized copying of Mac OS X on non-Apple computers.
  • Playing any part in a product intended to circumvent Apple’s methods for controlling Mac OS X, such as the methods used to prevent unauthorized copying of Mac OS X on non-Apple computers.
  • Doing anything to circumvent the rights held by Apple under the Copyright Act with respect to Mac OS X.

Psystar has until December 31, 2009 to comply with the ruling.



  • http://www.basilweb.net Walt

    Well, that’s pretty much the end.

    The end.

    • http://twitter.com/zweigand zwei

      Yeah, I think that about does it. I’d think twice before touching so much as an Apple sticker if I were these guys.

  • http://www.definitivemind.com James Katt

    Die, Psystar, Die! Har har har.

    This is a total and complete kill of Psystar’s case.

    But then, idiotic lawyers can keep lawsuits going on and on and on.

    Hopefully, the judge can also find Psystar in contempt for selling the Rebel EFI as a DCMA DRM circumvention device.

    All Apple has to do after December 31 is to bring a motion charging Psystar with contempt of court. Then we’ll see additional hammers on Psystar from the judge. And it would be nice for the judge to also find Psystar’s lawyers in contempt as well when this happens.

  • David M.

    I’m glad this presiding judge had common sense. There are truckloads of stupid judges that would have let opportunistic crooks like Psystar get away with this.

  • Rohan White (uk)

    You guys are soooo uptight lets all suck apple's corporate ass shall we! i for one would love to install os x on a half price power mac and would be happy to pay for the os seperately. Whats the big deal, microsoft have made billions doing just the same and hey do we all have to pay a premuim for apple's style when its just the software we want? (by the way my family owns 4 macs!)

    • Bill B.

      Hey Rohan, did you just hold Microsoft up as a shining example of anything? So, Apple should license the OS (which they did before mind you and it was disasterous for them, but why let actual history and facts trouble you), so that they can pander to cheapskates like you? Awesome business advice.

  • http://www.day2pill.com Me

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