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Judge orders resumption of Psystar infringement case

updated 11:45 am EDT, Tue June 23, 2009

Psystar lawsuit resumes

The judge overseeing Psystar's bankruptcy proceedings has granted an Apple motion calling for the resumption of a copyright infringement lawsuit, reports say. By entering bankruptcy, Psystar gained a temporary reprieve from charges of illegally distributing PCs running Mac OS X Leopard. The lawsuit is now likely to resume immediately, at least if Psystar chooses not to appeal, an attorney familiar with similar cases claims.

Both an appeal and a request for a written analysis of the judge's decision could be used to delay Apple's legal attack. It is believed however that Psystar has little financial means of defending itself, as a result of numerous debts including an $88,000 fee owed to legal defense firm Carr & Ferell. The status of a Psystar countersuit has meanwhile become uncertain, with no information having emerged in months. The Mac cloner has accused Apple of abusing copyright in order to block fair competition.

by MacNN Staff



  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969


    After Psystar is gone...

    Apple should go after anyone who bought one of these abominations, demanding they cease using OS X in an illegal manner and demanding compensation for damages, just like the RIAA.

  1. ricardogf

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Excellent; now these criminals won't have the chance to hide behind fraudulent bankruptcy to avoid facing legal onslaught from Apple.

    And to the stupid morons who decided to support those pirates and buy their fake equipment, I can only say one thing: ENJOY your f****** unsupported machine!

  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Who's sorry now?

    Did Rudy really believe his own publicity? Did the idiots who bought one of these machines really believe that some low life could get away with something a bigger company wouldn't dare to do?
    No sympathy here for Psystar nor for the cheapskates who want the benefits but aren't willing to pay the note.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Count me in

    I'm with all of you in condemning these pirates. I guess it's the Windows mentality. They think the hardware is the same, so they should be able to run OS X on anything they want. They're the first ones to b**** when they can't do updates or some do-dad doesn't work.

  1. manleycreative

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sounds like...

    It is sounding more and more like Psystar is being run by Phil Spector from prison.

    These guys were loons to pull this stunt in the first place.

    Talk about corporate suicide.

    Ever seen a chihuahua take on a pit bull?

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