“Apple and Psystar concluded 17 months of litigation Tuesday when federal judge [William Alsup] issued a permanent injunction against the unauthorized Mac OS X hardware creator, banning it from selling hardware with Apple’s operating system,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
The judge banned Psystar from:
• Copying, selling, offering to sell, distributing or creating derivative works of Mac OS X without authorization from Apple.
• Intentionally inducing, aiding, assisting, abetting or encouraging any other person or entity to infringe Apple’s copyrighted Mac OS X software.
• Circumventing any technological measure that effectively controls access Mac OS X, including, but not limited to, the technological measure used by Apple to prevent unauthorized copying of Mac OS X on non-Apple computers.
• Playing any part in a product intended to circumvent Apple’s methods for controlling Mac OS X, such as the methods used to prevent unauthorized copying of Mac OS X on non-Apple computers.
• Doing anything to circumvent the rights held by Apple under the Copyright Act with respect to Mac OS X.
Hughes reports, “Alsup ruled that Psystar must comply with these by midnight on Dec. 31, 2009 at the latest.”
Read more in the full article, including info about Psystar’s US$50 “Rebel EFI” product which allows certain Intel-powered PCs to run Mac OS X, here.
Edible Apple’s article on the matter is also recommended here.