• Psystar vs. Apple. Conspiracy?

    The latest turn of events in the Apple vs. Psystar case Psystar has accepted Apple's amendum to the original complaint against Psystar which adds some wording that implies that other companies have been supporting Psystar in the background.

    "18. On information and belief, persons other than Psystar are involved in Psystar’s unlawful and improper activities described in this Amended Complaint. The true names or capacities, whether individual, corporate, or otherwise, of these persons are unknown to Apple. Consequently they are referred to herein as John Does 1 through 10 (collectively the “John Doe Defendants”). On information and belief, the John Doe Defendants are various individuals and/or corporations who have infringed Apple’s intellectual property rights, breached or induced the breach of Apple’s license agreements and violated state and common law unfair competition laws. Apple will seek leave to amend this complaint to show the unknown John Doe Defendants’ true names and capacities when they are ascertained."

    Psystar had no hope of blocking that motion because it was in good faith, timely, not prejudiced and filed early in the case so there is plenty of time for discovery. Since they didn't have a chance Psystar just signed the papers allowing the motion without hearing.

    While one can infer that Apple thinks there are other large companies in the background helping Psystar in the case due to this amended complaint that is not the most likely scenario. What is probably going on is that Apple is referring to investors and other silent parties that make up Psystar itself, not some conspiracy made up of large corporations.

    Many other things were added in Apple's amendum. To check out a full detailed analysis of the amendum and the Apple vs. Psystar case to date check out Groklaw.
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