Psystar Officially Files Notice of Appeal in Apple Lawsuit

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Apple vs. PsystarPsystar has officially filed its Notice of Appeal in the copyright suit it lost against Apple Inc., according to a court document obtained by The Mac Observer. The step was a formality in the appeals process, but until it was filed, it was unclear if the company would actually mount an appeal.

The appeal involves a copyright infringement suit Apple brought against Psystar to stop the Florida company from selling generic Psystar PCs installed with Mac OS X. Apple claimed that Psystar had to violate Apple's copyrights on Mac OS X in order to trick Mac OS X into thinking the PCs were Apple-built Macs, a claim with which Judge William Alsup eventually agreed.

Judge Alsup issued a permanent injunction against Psystar that prevents the company from selling PCs installed with Mac OS X, software that allows people to circumvent Apple's control mechanisms in Mac OS X, or even assisting someone in circumventing those controls.

Psystar had vowed to appeal the ruling, and has taken its appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals process is likely to take several months, and begins (more or less) with Psystar requesting that a three member panel of judges from the Ninth Circuit hear the case.

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To quote Gomer Pyle: “SurPRISE, surPRISE, surPRISE!”



Isn’t Gomer running Psystar???


Isn?t Gomer running Psystar???



Where’s the money to do this since they had filed bankruptcy?

Bryan Chaffin

I believe Mr. Carara is working on contingency, which may be why he had an un-sworn in, just-passed-the-bar lawyer assisting him at the injunction hearing.

I might be wrong on both accounts.


Isn?t Gomer running Psystar???

Gomer Pyle? Running PSYSTAR? No, no, NO. Don’t be absurd!

It’s GOOBER! grin


“Gomer Pyle? Running PSYSTAR? No, no, NO. Don?t be absurd!

It?s GOOBER! “

More like Goofy.


Greeeaaattt.  The 9th CIRCUS Court.  Guess that means the case will have to go to the Supremes since the 9th will surely botch it.

Tony Tromp

Its just too funny that PsyStar is trying to get back in the court using the “Freedom of Innovation” technique, while there own software injectors are copywrited by themselves. To make things even worse, its speculated that the software used by Psystar is in fact stolen material itself from opensource bootloaders. On the otherhand, i think Apple should welcome the OSX86 community for delivering great hardware drivers, that wouldnt be around if the community didnt exist.

Just Me

  It shore would be interestin to know where all money is comin from for all of our legal expenses! Dun never seen that kinda money in Mayberry.

Signed, Goober
Walley’s Filling Station

P.S. Andy, Goober says, “Hey.”


Dun never seen that kinda money in Mayberry.

Hate t’ tell ya, Goober, or Gomer, whichever y’are (ah’m a li’l confused from th’ signature AND the p.s.), but ah’m afraid Aunt Bee’s been runnin’ the mary-gee-wana through here for, ohh, 15, maybe 20 years now. Purty much all of us ‘r’ in on it. Shoot, there’s only what, a coupla dozen residents you’ve ever seen? Floyd cuts what, maybe two haircuts a week. How d’you think HE’S been gettin’ by?

We was a’hopin’ the Psystar deal would let us go legit. Seems like every time ah try to drag mahself out, they keep pullin’ me back in…

Sheriff Andy

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