Psystar sues Apple! Claims violation of Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act

Reports are coming in that Mac-clone maker Psystar has filed a countersuit against Apple alleging restraint of trade, unfair competition and other violations of antitrust law.

Reports are coming in that Mac-clone maker Psystar has filed a countersuit against Apple alleging restraint of trade, unfair competition and other violations of antitrust law.

"We're alleging restraint of trade, among other things," said Colby Springer, one of three lawyers from the firm of Carr & Ferrell LLP representing Psystar, in a press conference held at its Palo Alto, Calif. offices today. "We're going to let the court decide."

The countersuit accuses Apple of violating both the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act with respect to how the company has tied the Mac OS to Apple hardware.

Court documents are not yet available. As soon as they are I will update this post.

More over on CNET News.

[FURTHER THOUGHTS: What I find interesting is the claim made by Psystar that OpenComputers are shipped with a fully licensed, unmodified copy of Mac OS X. But since the current license prohibits this, I really can't see how that statement can be true.]

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