Psystar countersues Apple for anticompetitive business practices

Summary:Those following the Psystar saga will be interested to know that the Miami-based clone maker has fired a salvo in their legal battle with Apple. Psystar has been selling Apple clones with Mac OS Leopard pre-installed since April 2008.

Psystar countersues Apple for anticompetitive business practices
Those following the Psystar saga will be interested to know that the Miami-based clone maker has fired a salvo in their legal battle with Apple. Psystar has been selling Apple clones with Mac OS Leopard pre-installed since April 2008.

At a press conference yesterday Psystar CEO Rudy Pedraza said that his company is answering Apple's copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday with a countersuit alleging that Apple engages in anticompetitive business practices.

According to a CNet piece by Erica Ogg Pedraza will sue Apple...

...under two federal laws designed to discourage monopolies and cartels, the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act, saying Apple's tying of the Mac OS to Apple-labeled hardware is "an anticompetitive restrain of trade,"

Psystar's attorney's are asking that the court invalidate Apple's EULA and for unspecified damages. Apple has 30 days to respond to Psystar's countersuit.

Read my previous Psystar coverage here.

Topics: Hardware, Apple, Operating Systems, Software

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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