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Apple Wins Judgement Against Psystar for Mac OS X Copyright Infringement

Groklaw reports on the early outcome of the Apple vs. Psystar case from a report filed on Friday. According to the court documents, Apple's motion for summary judgment on copyright infringement and DMCA violation is granted.

So that means damages ahead for Psystar on the copyright issues just decided on summary judgment, at a minimum. The court asked for briefs on that subject. In short, Psystar is toast. Psystar's only hope now is Florida, and frankly I wouldn't bet the house on that one. Judges notice if you were just found guilty of a similar cause of action in another state.

Psystar and Apple have been in legal battle after Psystar began selling Mac clones back in April. Psystar provided modified versions of Mac OS X to run on their generic PC hardware, opening the door for lower-cost Mac clones. Psystar's efforts generated a massive amount of attention and Apple eventually filed suit in July citing copyright violations.

This judgement appears to end Psystar as a business despite continued efforts to establish a legitimate business on generic Mac OS X computers.