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

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]


    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. macrumors demi-god

    soco

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Location:
    NJ
    #2
    Holy touchdown Jesus, I barely remember when this started lol I remember even less clearly how I almost ordered one...
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    adder7712

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Location:
    Anywhere
    #3
    I have completely forgotten about the Pystar(sp) and Apple fiasco...
     
  4. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    #4
    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. macrumors Pentium

    KnightWRX

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    #5
    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.
     
  6. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    #6
    Worst. T-shirt. EVER.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

    Hastings101

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Location:
    K
    #7
    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. macrumors 68040

    D.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Location:
    Vilano Beach, FL
    #8
    Only somebody in on it would say something like that...










    :D
     
  9. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    #9
  10. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #10
    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??
     
  11. macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Northeastern Ohio
    #11
    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?
     
  12. macrumors 68000

    Hastings101

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Location:
    K
    #12
    I've been secretly funding Pystar for years, but I'll never admi- oh oops
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Kaibelf

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    #13
    If i recall correctly they were preinstalled with an altered version or something like that.
     
  14. macrumors Pentium

    KnightWRX

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    #14
    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.
     
  15. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    #15
    Psy-who?
     
  16. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Location:
    Preston, UK
    #16
    I always wondered this too. There's noway they got there by selling those t-shirts.
     
  17. macrumors G5

    Consultant

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    #17
    Samsung, you are next.
     
  18. macrumors 65816

    bacaramac

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    #18
    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.
     
  19. macrumors 68040

    D.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Location:
    Vilano Beach, FL
    #19
    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.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

    greenmeanie

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Location:
    CT
    #20
    Who cares where the money came from?
    Should the rich be the only one who should win a court case?




    ----------

    Don't forget TONYMAC the best way to run a hackingtosh.

     
  21. macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Location:
    California
    #21
    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.
     
  22. Guest

    AAPLaday

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    #22
    Good news. I dont have a problem with people making hackintoshes themselves but a company shouldn't be selling clones for profit
     
  23. Dae
    macrumors regular

    Dae

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    #23
    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.
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

    42streetsdown

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    Gallifrey, 5124
    #24
    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.
     
  25. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    #25
    STRANGLEHOLD?!? Stranglehold? Oh, come on. :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page