Originally posted on September 1, 2008 @ 11:54 pm
A week ago I blogged about Psystar’s attempt to distribute Mac OS discs with its Macintosh clones–a move that has gained the ire of Apple and has merited a lawsuit against the company.
Now it’s Psystar’s turn to use legal measures. The company is charging Apple with restraint of trade, unfair competition as well as other violations of antritrust law. All of this is contained in a hefty 54-page complaint that has been filed at that Northern California Division of the US District Court. The decision to file a countersuit is to maintain their argument that there is a market for third-party Macintosh clones, only that Apple has put many legal and technical roadblocks that prevent companies from taking advantage of the demand.
Psystar’s claims actually have some weight and it will be interesting how the US district court will decide on this in the future.