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Apple sues clone maker Psystar

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Apple has sued Psystar, the company that for months has been selling the Open Computer, a Mac clone. Of course, if anything, the surprising thing is not that Apple is suing Psystar, but what took them this long?

The suit was filed July 3 in U.S. District Court in Northern California. Although the action is listed in the federal court's electronic filing system, the complaint itself is not available.

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re: Psystar

"What took them so long?"

Hmmmmm. Could it be if you're suing for infringement and damages - the bigger the numbers - the better your case?

I sooooooo very much miss the days where news was reported by REAL journalists - instead of people teethed on Hollywood crap.

Apple vs. Psystar complaint excerpts

Apple has sued Psystar in U.S. district court over copyright infringement.

Here’s a look at the complaint we picked up:

Software+Hardware

My understanding of this is that Apple is suing because they sold computers with their software on.

Call me stupid but surely someone could start selling hardware which is known to work with apple and the apple OS install disks with it and not be sued by them?
It's not their fault if a user then decides to install their software on unendorsed hardware even if it works is it?

re: Software+Hardware

Well, I don't know about the legalities, but then they would be in the Linux boat then. Not many apple users - or wannabe apple users are going to want to install an OS.

Psystar had to know Apple would sue. They probably have some off-shore accounts, stack of unpaid bills, and bankruptcy lawyers on retainer or something.

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