Appeals Court Sides with Apple in Dispute over Psystar's Unauthorized Mac Clones

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    It has taken nearly two years, but CNET reports that an appeals court has ruled in favor of Apple in its lawsuit against Psystar, a company that began selling unauthorized Mac clones back in 2008.
    Apple was awarded a permanent injunction against Psystar in December 2009, but Psystar appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit a month later.

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    Psystar's 2009 last-ditch effort to raise funds for its legal fight against Apple
    Psystar was unusually defiant in its stance against Apple given the threat it faced from the substantially larger company, and extended its legal efforts well beyond what most small companies would typically be willing to engage in. Those efforts lead Apple to suggest that Psystar could have been part of a conspiracy with the backing of a larger entity attempting to break open Apple's stranglehold on Mac OS X systems, but no concrete evidence of such a connection has ever been exposed.

    Article Link: Appeals Court Sides with Apple in Dispute over Psystar's Unauthorized Mac Clones
     
  2. soco macrumors demi-god

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    Holy touchdown Jesus, I barely remember when this started lol I remember even less clearly how I almost ordered one...
     
  3. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    I have completely forgotten about the Pystar(sp) and Apple fiasco...
     
  4. nerdo macrumors regular

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    Always wondered where that money came from and how they could afford being so defiant. Who knows, perhaps some internet bubble money went into this.
     
  5. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    The only surprise here is that it took this long to get upheld. Seriously, Psystar should have given up after the first cease and desist letter, their business plan never made any sense.
     
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    Oh please lol, if I wanted to read nonsense like that I could go to one of those schizophrenic websites like Above Top Secret
     
  8. D.T. macrumors 601

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    Only somebody in on it would say something like that...










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  9. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    It must have been the 3 families behind this! No one else can hide that well.

    Clearly there's no other explanation!! :eek:

    Am I right??
     
  10. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Were they(phystar) including a copy of OSX with their machines or were they just selling the systems pre-configured fully and compatible without an OS installed?
     
  11. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    I've been secretly funding Pystar for years, but I'll never admi- oh oops
     
  12. Kaibelf macrumors 65816

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    If i recall correctly they were preinstalled with an altered version or something like that.
     
  13. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Actually, wasn't Psystar just ripping off the hackintosh community's work for their own purposes ? I think you got the roles reversed here. It's the hackintoshes that paved the way for Psystar.
     
  14. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    I always wondered this too. There's noway they got there by selling those t-shirts.
     
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  16. bacaramac macrumors 65816

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    I know they were providing copies of the OS which was a huge issue. Man that was a long time ago. Forgot all about this case.
     
  17. D.T. macrumors 601

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    Isn't this also the company whose business address was the home of one of the owners Mom?

    I seem to recall some Google map images circulating.
     
  18. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    Who cares where the money came from?
    Should the rich be the only one who should win a court case?




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  19. cmaier macrumors G3

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    And yet I spent a lot of time reading arguments from folks telling me I was wrong when I explained why Psytar would lose.

    Nice revisionist history.

    Exactly.
     
  20. AAPLaday Guest

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    Good news. I dont have a problem with people making hackintoshes themselves but a company shouldn't be selling clones for profit
     
  21. Dae macrumors regular

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    They should have been selling Mac OS X / EFI / whatever-enabled PCs and the retail version of OS X, providing an instruction how to install it.
     
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    I don't understand why the case even still existed up to this point. Psystar stop existing a while back right? Or maybe i don't understand how bankruptcy works.

    I don't think many people will get your joke.
     
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    STRANGLEHOLD?!? Stranglehold? Oh, come on. :rolleyes:
     

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