Judge Rejects Psystar's Antitrust Claims Against Apple

from the not-looking-good-for-psystar dept

Back when Apple first sued Psystar, we were afraid that the smaller company wouldn't have much of a legal leg to stand on, even if it claimed antitrust violations by Apple -- which it did. However, the judge in the case is apparently unconvinced, dismissing Psystar's counterclaims, noting that Psystar did not do a very good job establishing that Apple has a monopoly, noting that the relevant market is not just the Macintosh operating system. Psystar can file an amended complaint, but it seems unlikely that the judge is going to buy any antitrust claims. That means the lawsuit, assuming it continues, will probably focus on the enforceability of certain end user license agreements, which could be more interesting anyway.
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Filed Under: antitrust, clones, eula
Companies: apple, psystar


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  1. identicon
    rawstylah, 19 Nov 2008 @ 12:08pm

    huh?

    A hardware company that writes and patents their own software to run the said hardware, owns that software. Period. Hacking and installing OSX on a regular pc is in my opinion stealing. It's the same as if you were to install a bootleg copy of Windows ~ on the same machine.

    Every successful company has a leg up on their competition. User-friendly OS X is Apple's. Anti-Trust this or that is just whining about the fact.

    You guys talking about Linux and Windows as your preferred OSes, great. Run them on non-mac machines. If Joe and Betty Public had to populate their own code, no one would buy computers except the relatively-few code nerds.

    What's next... people bitching that Apple won't let them run their iPod/iPhone software on their crappy smart phones?





    Im just messin with ya.

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