“The ongoing legal dispute between Psystar and Apple continues to soldier on, with the latest dispute centering on a Psystar motion which seeks to make Apple’s technological circumvention measures in OS X publicly available information,” Edible Apple reports.
“When this case first started, Judge Alsup issued a ruling which allowed both parties to keep confidential information private. So last week, when Psystar and Apple filed their respective motions for Summary Judgment, both motions were heavily redacted whenever the security measures that tie OS X to Apple hardware were referenced,” Edible Apple reports.
“Psystar now argues that much of the redacted information contained in both their and Apple’s briefs should be made visible to the public, and that the standard for ‘confidential information’ has been applied too broadly,” Edible Apple reports. “Psystar is basically arguing that Apple can’t designate its security measures in OS X as confidential information when it’s freely available all over the web.”
Edible Apple reports, “Apple filed a response to Psystar’s motion and asserted that while it’s important for the public to be aware of the outcome of the lawsuit, that in no way implies that Apple should be forced to disclose details of their security mechanisms in OS X.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Is Psystar’s real mission to publicize that running Apple’s Mac OS X on generic PCs is possible? SteveJack writes today over in Opinion section, “I’ve begun to wonder if Psystar’s raison d’être isn’t really to sell ‘Mac clones,’ but simply to publicize that it’s possible and, even better, how to do it.” Read SteveJack’s new article here.