Apple has won a permanent injunction against Mac clone maker Psystar, which means that they are banned from selling any hardware will Apple’s operating systems.
A Federal judge has banned Psystar from copying, selling, distributing, or offering to sells Mac OS X without Apple’s permission, although the injunction didn’t specifically name Psystar’s Rebel EFI software which lets you install Mac OS X on a PC.
If Psystar continue to sell their Rebel EFI software, they could end up getting in trouble as this may breach the injunction, and they could end up being in contempt of court.
The Judge who made the ruling William Alsup stated the following about Psystar’s Rebel EFI software “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”.
After the last court case when Pystar agreed to pay Apple $2.7 million in damages, the company stopped selling their Mac clones, so now they may stop selling their Rebel EFI Software, although there is still one more court case to be heard.
In the last court case Psystar have alleged that Apple is guilty of anti-competitive attempts to tie Mac OS X to their Mac computers, we suspect this is going to be another case that Apple wins.
So it looks like it is almost game over for Psystar, although that depends on the last court case, and whether or not they will be able to pay the $2.7 million in damages that they agreed with Apple.
via Slash Gear