Judge slaps Psystar with permanent injunction

  • US District Judge William Alsup has ordered Psystar to permanently halt sales of unauthorized Mac clones.
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    According to AppleInsider, Alsup also banned the controversial manufacturer from copying, selling, distributing or creating derivative works of Mac OS X without authorization from Apple.

    In addition, Psystar was warned against intentionally inducing or assisting individuals and entities from infringing Apple's copyrighted OS X software.

    However, Alsup stopped short of forcing Psystar to cease sales of its $50 Rebel EFI Hackintosh patch. Nevertheless, the judge opined that Psystar's justification for distribution of the patch was unlikely to be approved by any future court of law.  

    "Whether such a defense would be successful on the merits, or face preclusion or other hurdles, this order cannot predict," Alsup explained in a statement obtained by AppleInsider. ??"What is certain, however, is that until such a motion is brought, Psystar will be selling Rebel EFI at its peril, and risks finding itself in contempt if its new venture falls within the scope of the injunction."

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