Psystar Ordered To Halt OS X System Sales: The End Is Nigh

Is it over? Is it really, really over? Can we finally stick a fork in Psystar and consider them "done?" We can't honestly say we can until the company comes forward and makes a claim that it's giving up the act of selling its own flavor of OS X-loaded machines, but it sure looks as if it may have sold its final rig based on new reports from the legal side. According to AppleInsider, Apple and Psystar recently wrapped up nearly 1.5 years of court battling, but it was less of a handshake and more a judge-mandated injunction. An injunction of the "permanent" variety.

The ruling essentially does what you'd think it would--it bans Psystar from selling hardware with Apple's operating system. According to the ruling, Psystar has until December 31, 2009 to comply, though the company has already been ordered to begin the process ASAP and take the most hasty path to complying with the order. For anyone who has been following this story, this nail in the coffin is just what we expected to happen. The courts already ruled in Apple's favor, and it honestly would have taken an (early) Christmas miracle for Psystar to have that kind of order reversed. If you're interested in what else the courts decided this week, here's an excerpt below. As for the chances that Psystar will continue to ignore orders and sell these? Slim to none, particularly since they haven't even moved 1000 since going into business.

The ruling comes after both parties presented their oral arguments Monday afternoon before U.S. District Judge William Alsup. The judge banned Psystar from:

  • Copying, selling, offering to sell, distributing or creating derivative works of Mac OS X without authorization from Apple.

  • Intentionally inducing, aiding, assisting, abetting or encouraging any other person or entity to infringe Apple's copyrighted Mac OS X software.

  • Circumventing any technological measure that effectively controls access Mac OS X, including, but not limited to, the technological measure used by Apple to prevent unauthorized copying of Mac OS X on non-Apple computers.

  • Playing any part in a product intended to circumvent Apple's methods for controlling Mac OS X, such as the methods used to prevent unauthorized copying of Mac OS X on non-Apple computers.

  • Doing anything to circumvent the rights held by Apple under the Copyright Act with respect to Mac OS X.

Via:  AppleInsider
realneil 5 years ago

I'm not surprised that they got their butts waxed in court. They were full of Bovine *** all along. Further grasping at legal straws would only make them look more pitiful than they already do.

Considering all of the energy that they displayed throughout this whole affair, if it had been channeled into a legitimate business enterprise, it would have shown allot more profit for them, I'm sure.

3vi1 5 years ago

Be right back: I have to start writing my fan-fiction about how Apple is a front-company that Microsoft uses to deny they have a monopoly in the computing market.

In my story, Apple would never allow anyone to run their OS on unrestricted hardware, lest it damage the mothership's market share.

Also, MS manipulates stock prices via chips in Steve Jobs' body that control his health... but that's mostly subplot.

Der Meister 5 years ago

The more and more you read about them I wonder why they dont have any monopoly lawsuits against them...

gibbersome 4 years ago

From their website:

"Our patience has been tested but our resolve is unwavering. Psystar's vision of bringing the Mac OS to generic PC hardware is and always will be unyielding. Although Rebel EFI may be temporarily unavailable for purchase on the Psystar online store, those who purchase a t-shirt or donate over twenty dollars will receive one free copy of Rebel EFI once the court has ruled in our favor on this issue."

acarzt 4 years ago

Should get a T-shirt and wear it in like 5-10 years and it'll be vintage lol

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