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Psystar Asks Court To Appeal Ban On Selling Mac Clones



Once infamous Hackintosh manufacturer Psystar’s name is popping up again in the newsfeeds. That’s discordant enough to have me tapping the flux capacitor trephined into my right temporal lobe like a faulty odometer: is it somehow 2009 again?

But nope, Psystar’s well and truly back after filing an Opening Brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, asking them to overrule the order that has prevented the company from making Mac clones.

According to the Mac Observer, Psystar’s strategy is “getting the court to adopt a radical revision of the Copyright Misuse doctrine that would in effect destroy copyright and force all copyrighted works to be licensed.”

Needless to say, Apple’s not about to stand around and let a strategy like that go ahead without interference. In their own Answering Brief, Apple argues that “Psystar’s grossly overbroad per se theory of copyright misuse would eliminate fundamental rights guaranteed by the Copyright Act — the rights to control the reproduction, modification, and distribution of copyrighted works.”

One would imagine that the appeal court will promptly reject Psystar’s latest brief demanding a complete revision of copyright law, but if anything’s certain, it’s that the Florida-based Hackintosh maker is a glutton for punishment. How many times does Apple need to curb job them before they get sick of spitting up teeth?


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