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Apple Scores Big in Case Against Psystar

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 2 comments

Apple has scored big in its long-standing legal battle against the Mac clone manufacturer, Psystar.

Business Week reports that a federal judge in San Francisco has ruled (via Groklaw) that Psystar violated Apple’s copyright as well as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and granted Apple’s motion for summary judgment while denying Psystar’s counterclaims.

"In sum, Psystar has violated Apple's exclusive reproduction right, distribution right, and right to create derivative works," said Judge William Alsup.

The ruling comes after more than a year of legal volleyball between Apple and Psystar and, while it represents a significant victory for Apple, the case is far from over. Apple has several other claims against Psystar, each outlined in an 18-page legal document filed in July 2008. These included copyright infringement and dilution of the Apple brand. The company also alleges breach of contract and trademark infringement.

A hearing on remedies is scheduled for Dec. 14.

Read the full story here. Check out our complete coverage of the Psystar case via the links below (chronological order, of course).

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    Dandalf , 16 November 2009 23:36
    GO APPLE YOU CAN DO IT! SHOW THOSE COMPETITORS WHO'S BOSS WITH YOUR SUPERIOR PRODUCTS I MEAN LEGAL ACTION!
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    david__t , 17 November 2009 17:36
    Suprise, Suprise: huge multinational corporation wins against small upstart company.