Friday, November 21, 2008

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Apple For Being Called Monopoly

A California judge has dismissed a counterclaim from Psystar which asserted that Apple violated federal and state anti-trust laws in limiting the sale and use of Mac OS X on Apple branded computers.

A 19-page order from Judge William Alsup rejects Psystar's claims and grants Apple's motion to have the countersuit thrown out of court should the clone maker not better its argument through an amended complaint that can be filed no later than Monday December 8th.

Psystar attempted to ask the court to define a "Mac OS market" in which Apple held a monopoly.

"Apple asks its customers to purchase Mac OS knowing that it is to be used only with Apple computers; it is certainly entitled to do so." ~ Judge Alsup

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