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Apple files motion against bankrupt Psystar

updated 12:45 am EDT, Sat June 13, 2009

Apple files Psystar motion

Apple has filed a motion against the now bankrupt Psystar, alleging that the now defunct clonemaker is utilizing an indigent image to shield itself from Apple's previous accusations. AppleInsider notes that Apple believes Psystar's bankruptcy was conveniently timed to cause more proceedings, thereby diverting questions about the company's inner workings in a deposition. Should the courts not agree with the new motion, Apple suggests Psystar could potentially continue to sell its clones uninterrupted, regardless of the operations legality.

In the motion, Apple references the instance when SCO Group's bankruptcy as a similar plot to Psystar's current efforts. SCO Group lost its lawsuit against Novell and was ordered to pay money on UNIX licensing. The money was never paid as SCO purportedly used bankruptcy as a defense against the money requests.

Apple is also alleging that the lawsuit it is striving for would be a practical matter, suggesting Psystar sort out the legality of its business and possibly reorganize itself under an "alternative business model." This could result in the company's ability to exit bankruptcy without nearly as much of a possibility of falling back into it.

Psystar has not responded to the motion yet, but can not legally ignore Apple's demands in court since it now lists Apple as a creditor for "Litigation Pending" costing $75,000.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    WHO's your Daddy.. he.

  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You are disgusting... and so are those who have bought from you or might buy from you.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Die, baby die

    These scumbags just need to go away.

  1. manleycreative

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mess with the bull... get the horns.

  1. MacMatte

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple needs competition

    I love Apple Mac hardware, BUT, as the years go by and Apple has gotten bigger, it's become even more of a dictatorship with them removing matte, anti-glare screens from all their computers (except the most expensive notebook). For this reason alone, and no other, I was hoping Pystar would have given Apple a good fight. If you agree Apple needs to realize its responsibility of being the only OSX hardware manufacturer, and needs to offer even a paid-option matte screen, have a look at

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Doesn't matter

    EFI-X is a much better way to go, anyway. No hackintoshing necessary. Oh, right, you're violating a EULA to use it. (Like everyone here hasn't violated EULAs in one way or another over the course of time).

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