Psystar Banned From Installing Or Helping Others To Install OSX…. Game Over For Them

Psystar, your 15 minutes of fame infamy are over. The US District Court for the Northern District of California has just permanently forbidden these jokers from selling modified versions of OS X, providing any tools that enable users to bypass the OS X kernel encryption, and aiding anyone else from infringing Apple’s OS X copyrights in any way. From the way I read the injunction [Warning: PDF], this would seem to include their Rebel EFI device as well, but I guess that’s open to interpretation. You can bet that Psystar is going to try to argue that it’s not covered. Oh, the judge behind this isn’t giving these guys any slack by giving them until the end of the year to comply. Check out this quote:

“Defendant must immediately begin this process, and take the quickest path to compliance; thus, if compliance can be achieved within one hour after this order is filed, defendant shall reasonably see it done.”

That basically means that these guys are as done as Tiger Woods chances of picking up women not named Elin Nordegren. Of course Psystar can appeal, but one would think that their chances of succeeding are pretty low. Not to mention that it has to pay fines to Apple and they likely have legal bills to pay.

Oh, I checked their website. There’ s no mention of this anywhere. Read into that what you will.

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