Court Declares Psystar “Admitted Counterfeit” in Mac OS X Copyright Infringement Case, Apple Wins Summary Judgement – Highlights

Monday, November 16, 2009
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Psystar vs Apple, Court Determines: Psystar Admitted Counterfeit

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Apple claims that Psystar violated the anti-circumvention and anti-trafficking provisions of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). The court finding agrees.

Court: “Psystar has used decryption software to obtain access to Mac OS X and to circumvent Apple’s technological measure when modifying Mac OS X in its production process. This is a violation of the Section 1201 anti-circumvention provision of the DMCA.” [p13 10-13]

What about Psystar’s argument? Psystar claims (1) Psystar did not facilitate infringement; and (2) Apple’s technological protection measure was not effective. [p14, 11-12]

Court: “Because unauthorized copying and access have been proven, Psystar’s first argument is rejected.” [p14, 12-13] Regarding to the second argument court: “This argument fails,” [p14 16] without the decryption key, the encryption in OS X has effectively control access to copyright works. [p14 21-22]

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