Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 22:05 UTC
Legal The week isn't even over yet, and we already have another instalment in the Apple-Psystar soap opera. Psystar has filed a new lawsuit in the Florida Southern District Court in Miami, asking for an injunction and damages because of Apple's "anticompetitive attempts to tie Mac OS X Snow Leopard to its Macintosh line of computers".
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Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

What "value" has Psystar added to their customers?


Psystar sells their systems with features not available on Apple systems, and at a very competitive price.

RAID, BluRay, 10,000 rpm drives are available built-to-order, as well as lower-cost Core2Duo desktops.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Does that give Hyundai the right to buy Mercedes Benz logos from a junkyard and put them on their cars? Of course not.


No, but if Hyundai buys engines from Mercedes (and Mercedes is willing to sell them) and puts them in their cars, they are completely free to do so. They can also buy Merceds cars, yank out the engines, and then put those in Hyundais, and sell them. Mercedes wouldn't have a leg to stand on.

Similarly, Apple should not have a leg to stand on either. As long as Psystar does not violate copyright (other than to circumvent Apple's protection measures), they should be able to buy and sell how they want to.

Edited 2009-08-29 14:18 UTC

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Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Nowhere, no how, no way is Psystar advertising or labeling their computers as being "Apples." Quite the opposite, their entire business model is based on selling computers that are obviously NOT Apple products.

If Psystar were placing Apple logos on their computers, or advertising OSX as being their own product, those would be serious copyright infringements and completely illegal.

Edited 2009-08-29 18:51 UTC

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