The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Lawsuit Against Psystar Filed

Apple Lawsuit Against Psystar Filed

by , 11:30 AM EDT, July 15th, 2008

Apple has filed a lawsuit against Psystar, a Miami-based company that has been selling Intel computers bundled and running with Mac OS X.

The note appeared in Jorge Espinosa's blog on Tuesday. The suit was filed in the federal district court for the northern district of California against Psystar on July 3.

"The suit alleges counts for violation of its shrink wrap license, trademark and copyright infringement.... Apple's shrink wrap license which comes with OSX specifically requires that the software be installed only on Apple branded computers. Psystar has previously expressed defiance at claims that it might be violating Apple's rights. Statements that Apple's license might violate US monopoly law have been attributed to Psystar employees," Mr. Espinosa wrote.

TMO notes that observers have been concerned about the long period of time from when Psystar started shipping their computers in May and this filing. Some have proposed that Apple needed time to thoroughly prepare its case, and that prediction looks to have proved correct.

On Tuesday morning, Psystar's Website was down.



Recent TMO Headlines - Updated July 6th

Tue, 4:07 PM
OmniFocus to be Among First Third-Party Widgets for iOS 16 Customizable Lock Screen
Tue, 3:47 PM
Apple Offering Free Beats Flex Earphones to New Apple Music Student Subscribers
Tue, 3:01 PM
Experienced Technicians Having Issues with Apple's New Self-Service Repair Program
Tue, 2:10 PM
Supply Chain for Apple Silicon Faces Further Price Hikes
Tue, 2:09 PM
New AirPods Pro Should Arrive This Fall, But Don’t Expect Health Sensors
Tue, 1:24 PM
EU Approves Legislation to Boost Regulation for Apple and Other Big Tech Firms
Tue, 1:10 PM
Apple Developer Academy at Michigan State University Celebrates its First Graduating Class
Tue, 11:44 AM
Apple's Mixed Reality Headset Could Shake Up the Growing Virtual Reality Headset Market
Tue, 11:10 AM
What To Expect From Apple Watch Series 8
Mon, 5:21 AM
Happy 4th of July
Sat, 2:03 PM
Kuo Doubtful About Report of Apple Cutting iPhone 14 Order
Fri, 5:13 PM
TikTok Claims Strong Data Security, Still Planning to Improve It Further
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Daily Observations
  • TMO on Twitter!