Groklaw is reporting that Apple’s request for summary judgment on copyright infringement and DMCA violation has been granted by the court in the Apple v. Psystar case. So that means damages ahead for Psystar on the copyright issues just decided on summary judgment, at a minimum. The court asked for briefs on that subject. In […]
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Apple Wins Leagal Battle with Psystar Over Mac OS X Copyright Infringement

logo1.pngGroklaw is reporting that Apple’s request for summary judgment on copyright infringement and DMCA violation has been granted by the court in the Apple v. Psystar case.

So that means damages ahead for Psystar on the copyright issues just decided on summary judgment, at a minimum. The court asked for briefs on that subject. In short, Psystar is toast. Psystar’s only hope now is Florida, and frankly I wouldn’t bet the house on that one. Judges notice if you were just found guilty of a similar cause of action in another state.

As you may remember, Apple filed suite against Mac clone maker Psystar for violation of copyright, and Apple’s End User License Agreement(or EULA). This court decision appears to put an end to Psystar’s ability to sell Mac clones, and may in turn bankrupt the company(again), if they can’t sell enough of the other Windows and Linux machines they manufacture.

I’m glad Apple won, not because it stifles competition, but because it doesn’t give Apple an excuse to use hardware measures to prevent OS theft.

Also, I’m no law expert, so if you see a mistake, leave a comment.

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