Psystar Not Closed Permanently, Lawyer Says

Lora Bentley

Friday, I wrote that Mac clone maker Psystar was going out of business after being permanently enjoined from selling products that would violate Apple's intellectual property rights. But something told me the story was too good to be true, and I should have paid attention.


Days after Apple Insider reported Psystar was "throwing in the towel," another lawyer for the Florida-based company said the story was incorrect and that the company is not permanently closing its doors. Citing Computerworld, writer Brian Garner says:

K.A.D. Camara, of the Houston, Texas, law firm Camara & Sibley LLP, stated that the stories of the company's imminent closure were based on another lawyer's misquoted responses to questions about the company's future.

Computerworld reports that Camara represents Psystar in the case the company filed against Apple in Florida, whereas the attorney quoted in the first Apple Insider story represented Psystar in the case filed in California. Though Camara did not disclose what Psystar's immediate plans are, the story indicates the company will continue to sell its computers loaded with operating systems other than OS X and that the Rebel EFI software will also remain on the market.


The permanent injunction entered against Psystar did not specifically include Rebel EFI, which would allow customers to install OS X on any computer they choose.

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