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
    Redmond O'Hanlon, 19 Nov 2008 @ 6:04am

    wtf

    "force Microsoft to start developing and releasing OS's that don't have so many problems"

    I know its techdirt, but really, what is the point of this comment.

    lets see another OS that will work with as many different apps and hardware configs as an MS OS.

    And dont BS me with any Linux flavours (which is free if your time has no value, or you dream in code)

    As for Apple to get back on topic, the T&Cs do clearly state for Apple Hardware, its their IP, and they make a large %age of their $s for hardware and people willing to pay top dollar for pretty looking PCs (personal computers, before anyone gets their knickers in a twist)

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