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Psystar, Apple aim to avoid January Trial

updated 01:05 pm EDT, Sun October 11, 2009

Both companies submit summary judgements

Both Apple and Psystar have filed separate motions, requesting a summary judgement from Judge William Alsup in a San Francisco court, says AppleInsider. The two hearings are both set for November 12th, the outcome of which could determine whether the trial will take place in January. Apple has asked Alsup rule that Psystar infringed on its copyrights and violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by selling third-party machines that run Mac OS X. Apple believes the company has violated laws by circumventing its operating system's disc protection methods.

Psystar has submitted a list of evidence for Alsup to review including the end user license agreements for both Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.6. Psystar also submitted excerpts from depositions from various Apple executives including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller.

Psystar previously asserted that Schiller was unprepared for his testimony, while Apple responded saying the proceedings were just an "effort to harass" one of its senior executives. One of Psystar's attorneys quit the company's legal team last week.

This week, the company also announced it would begin licensing Mac OS X virtualization, a move that will likely draw more scrutiny from Apple.

by MacNN Staff



  1. DanielSw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Grammatical error

    MacNN Staff needs to learn the difference between "it's" and "its". "It's" is ALWAYS and ONLY a contraction for "it is". "Its" is the possessive pronoun.

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Grammar police

    It peeves me too. The only thing I can say in their defense is that when you build a possessive form of any other noun (player's skills, captain's log, lawyer's arguments), you add apostrophe plus 's', so somewhat intuitive thinking would lead you to do the same for 'it'. In other words, there is a bit of en exception there.

    On the other hand, my daughter knew that exception in 2nd grade, so there really isn't much excuse...

  1. DanielSw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Grammar offense corrected

    Thank you, MacNN, for correcting your error.

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