Would-be ‘Mac cloner’ Psystar denies Apple’s conspiracy allegations

“There is no conspiratorial effort being made to steal Apple’s intellectual property, Psystar claims in federal court documents,” MacNN reports. “Apple has accused Psystar of violating the license for Mac OS X Leopard by installing the software on third-party hardware; expanding on this, however, Apple has accused Psystar of having the help of 10 other people or companies, which it has been unable to name ‘The true names or capacities, whether individual, corporate or otherwise, of these persons are unknown to Apple,’ a statement reads. ‘Consequently they are referred to herein as John Does 1 through 10.'”

MacNN reports, “Apple has promised to expose the John Does at a later date, but in its response, Psystar denies both the illegality of its actions and the existence of a ‘concerted effort to commit infringement of Apple’s intellectual property rights.'”

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23 Comments

  1. This takes too long. I want to see some action! Maybe Wesley Snipes canplsy Steve Jobs in the movie. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. No conspiracy… Hu? I heard some governement claiming that too… and millions to believe it because the governement says so…
    Now, even there is that claim of no such conspiracy doesn’t proove there isn’t… After all, these Psystar people get pretty much manna ($) to keep on claming anything…

  3. Isn’t it obvious already? Microsoft! Rather than compete in the open marketplace, what better to do than bleed your competitor through litigation costs?

    Death by a thousand cuts, as they say…

    Silliness aside, there is much more than psystar is admitting, clearly — so Apple is correct.

  4. My money’s still on hardware companies whom Apple has wronged in the past – PC assemblers such as Dell (some bad blood with Apple there), or other hardware giants such as Intel (who can’t be too happy with the way Apple is partnering with Nvidia recently, or the way they’ve avoided using Intel’s new Atom CPU). These are the kinds of companies who would benefit the most directly from the ability to offer OS X on generic PC hardware.

  5. Deny, deny, deny… Until discovery after Apple’s Bloodhounds start sifting through the books for the company and the brother’s. Which is bound to draw the attention of the IRS and Justice Departments. Because if the money is being funneled through the brothers they have to pay Tax on the money.

    This is going to be interesting to see who blinks first the Psystar owners or their sugar daddy. Their Attorney is doing everything he can these days to look incompetent too. Such sloppy case and briefs is unheard of from their high profile big money law firm.

    It would be funny if the Psystar’s law firm baled first right before the discover phase of the case.

  6. @ Gabriel – “My money’s still on hardware companies whom Apple has wronged in the past”

    I don’t think Apple has ever “wronged” Dell, but there is bad blood based on Michael Dell’s smarmy comments when Apple was on the ropes. That said, I do think DELL has the most to gain by the success of Psytar’s claims. As desparate as they are right now, I wouldn’t put it past Michael to bankroll this whole Psystar escapade as a black ops to save his company.

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