Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Apple Files Lawsuit Against Psystar

As reported by MacRumors:

In April ... a company called Psystar[offered a] Mac clone. Using off the shelf PC parts and a modified version of Mac OS X Leopard, Psystar promised a cheaper alternative to an Apple Mac.

Despite some initial concerns about their legitimacy, Psystar has delivered what they have advertised and later even offered software updates and server models.

Throughout, Apple has remained quiet about the company and many have expected that they would pursue legal action. AppleInsider reports that on July 3rd, Apple filed a formal complaint against the clone manufacturer. Apple's lawsuit is said to on the ground of copyright infringement.

[Apple] filed a formal complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on July 3rd, just one day after Psystar began distributing a modified version of the Mac OS X 10.5.4 Leopard update to customers who had previously purchased one of its unauthorized Mac systems.

[UPDATE] Apple has demanded as part of the suit that Psystar recall all shipped units.

What took Apple so long?

1 comment:

Paul Douglas said...

I've been thinking about all this n relation to some other stuff recently...I had a lot to say so I posted it on my website at http://www.jensonb.co.uk/Jensonb/Blog/Entries/2008/12/31_John_Doe_Defendants.html