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In the latest move in its ongoing - and so far extremely successful - legal efforts against Mac clone maker Psystar, Apple has asked a Federal judge to issue a...
11-25-2009, 06:42 AM #1
Apple Asks Court to Shut Down Psystar Forever
In the latest move in its ongoing - and so far extremely successful - legal efforts against Mac clone maker Psystar, Apple has asked a Federal judge to issue a permanent injunction against the company, forbidding it from ever selling any computer bundled with Mac OS X. Apple's Vice President Phil Schiller indicated in an affidavit that he wants an end to the long legal battle, saying "Apple should not be required to file a new lawsuit" every time they release a new version.
Earlier this month, Apple won a major battle in the ongoing war when a judge ruled that Psystar had violated its rights to reproduce OS X and distribute it, and had created derivative works. In a filing with U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup on Monday, Apple claimed that they are entitled to a permanent judgment against Psystar under the U.S. Copyright Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Apple says that if Psystar stays in business, it will cause "irreparable harm to Apple's business, brand and goodwill." It also says that Psystar has created a whole copyright-infringement cottage industry by "trafficking in circumvention devices," presumably a reference to the company's Rebel EFI alternative bootloader.
Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, filed an affidavit this week to try and get the judge to make a judgment putting Psystar out of business forever, ending the long legal battle that has been going on since the summer of last year.
So long as Psystar continues these practices, the harm to Apple and its brand will continue. I believe Apple should not be required to file a new lawsuit to stop Psystar from infringing Apple's intellectual property each time Apple releases a new version of Mac OS X. Requiring Apple to file multiple lawsuits to stop the same infringing conduct would be unfair, expensive, and a waste of the Court's and the parties' resources.
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11-25-2009, 09:12 AM #2
wow apple aint playing no more
11-25-2009, 09:16 AM #3
awwww boooo!!!!...Let us do what we want apple!!!
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11-25-2009, 09:20 AM #4
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11-25-2009, 09:28 AM #5
I'm for Apple on this one. Pystar should know better than to blatantly sell and modify their OS. It's an open and shut case and should be put out of business forever.
11-25-2009, 10:19 AM #6
Big deal. Someone will start another company. Most likely in another country where it will be a bit harder for Apple to touch. It's like trying to stop pirated versions of Windows from going around. As long as people want it, people will do what they can to break it.
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11-25-2009, 10:19 AM #7
11-25-2009, 10:46 AM #8
You will thank pystar for doing this one day. Trust me. I think some of you out there know what i'm talking about.
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11-25-2009, 11:56 AM #9
Quote from above- "Big deal. Someone will start another company. Most likely in another country where it will be a bit harder for Apple to touch. It's like trying to stop pirated versions of Windows from going around. As long as people want it, people will do what they can to break it."
I think you are a little misguided to the idea here. The company is taking copies of OSX and putting them on their computer and redistributing. If a PC company builds a computer, you have the license key or aerial that comes with that computer AUTHORIZED by Microsoft then making it legal. We aren't saying that people can't just pirate the software but a company cannot redistribute copywrittwn material without consent of the software company. That is what Apple is fighting here. Psystar has no rights to sell computers with the OSX because they have not been authorized to do so.
11-25-2009, 12:29 PM #10
I understand that part. If youre not autorized, then you cant do it by law. The permnte injunction by the court will do little to stop such activity from continuing. When Psystar shuts down, another will pop up.
There is another company that sells a USB device so that you can install OSX on a PC without modifying the OS at all. I wonder if apple will go after them as well.
11-25-2009, 12:37 PM #11
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11-25-2009, 12:50 PM #12
11-25-2009, 01:29 PM #13
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11-25-2009, 01:44 PM #14
11-25-2009, 02:00 PM #15
I'm glad Apple is trying to shut them down for good, they shouldn't be doing that. I mean I know Mac software is the sweetest and everyone wants to use it whether on a Mac or a PC, but not if it's illegal I love when ppl use the term "Mac or Apple Fanboy" it just shows what a hypocrite they are lol!
11-25-2009, 02:13 PM #16
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11-25-2009, 02:26 PM #17
Well we really can't just say get rid of them just cause they are making a profit out of it. People have been building their own machines to be used with osx for some time now. They just so happen to do the job so that others don't have to. Thats like me paying Dell money to build me a machine cause I am too lazy to go out and buy/build my own. I wish it wasn't necessary for me to have to buy a mac just to use the os, I so would just love to pop in the cd and install it on whatever i build with my own hands.
11-25-2009, 02:40 PM #18
11-25-2009, 06:50 PM #19
yeh apple will probably win the case but i think its stupid that apple is suing. they dont let there os run on non apple hardware but they make windows run on there macs. wheres the fairness?
11-25-2009, 06:55 PM #20