Apple demands recall of Mac clones

By on July 17, 2008, 3:14 PM
Earlier this week, to no one’s surprise, Apple filed a lawsuit against Mac clone maker Psystar accusing them of violating their copyrights and license agreements. Further details have emerged now – courtesy of a 16-page complaint obtained by ZDNet – showing that the Cupertino giant is out to totally sink Psystar and put an end to Mac clones.

Apple contends that the Open Computer uses a modified version of OS X and accuses Psystar of providing its users with updates to Leopard that are either direct copies of Apple-generated updates or unauthorized modified versions. As a direct result of this infringing conduct, the company says, Apple has suffered and will continue to suffer lost sales and profits in an amount yet to be determined – not to mention damage to its brand.

Apple is not only seeking for statutory damages and a permanent injunction against sales of the Psystar Open Computer, it is also demanding that Psystar recalls all of the Mac clones sold since launch. It’s not immediately clear how they plan to do this or if customers would get their money back, but the outcome of this case should certainly be interesting to watch.

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Nevern said:
And Apple wants to be "different" from Microsoft? This is what the 800 lb gorilla of software would do. Welcome to the big time, Apple. I'll never buy from you again!!
jhill3d said:
I'd have to agree. Apple is getting big and their heads along with it. A recall? I'd like to see that happen - what a joke. Apple does have the right to protect it's property but demanding a recall? I don't think so.
Didou said:
It has every right to demand a recall, it's not unheard of. In Belgium here there was a shop that used to mod Xbox consoles (the first one) & sell them preloaded with games (of the warez nature of course) & they got hit by a lawsuit by Microsoft which demanded that every console sold be recalled & refunded.Of course the shop filed for bankruptcy rather than do that.
Obi-Wan Jerkobi said:
Send a vigilante, Apple! I have a hackintosh!
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