“This past August, embattled clonemaker Psystar filed a complaint in the state of Florida seeking a ruling from the court which would allow them to sell copies of copies of Snow Leopard on its own hardware. In addition, Psystar is also seeking an injunction against Apple that would preclude them from tying OS X to Apple hardware on the grounds that Apple has a monopoly in the market for premium computers,” Edible Apple reports.
“Last week, Psystar amended their complaint to include their recently released Rebel EFI software. Their new complaint also includes a new argument which purports to prove that its actions aren’t in violation of copyright laws because they’re not modifying OS X, but merely bundling OS X with their own proprietary software,” Edible Apple reports. “Psystar, in essence, is arguing that it’s not tinkering with any OS X source code, but that it merely writes software designed to extend the functionality of OS X, just like a third-party web browser or a word processor.”
Edible Apple reports, “It’s some crafty legal maneuvering, to be sure, but it’s an argument that ultimately fails for a number of reasons.”
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