Psystar files for bankruptcy, slowing Apple's legal case

The company Psystar, infamous for selling Mac clones without Apple's permission, has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Florida. The news comes from the Mac Observer, who believes that this recent event means that those backing Psystar financially have now changed their mind, indicating that they believe Apple is the winner here.

Psystar has been in court with Apple for a bit short of a year now, after the company accused the Cupertino based computer maker of breaking anti-trust laws, though it seems possible that the case may be coming to an end relatively soon.

Apple had also hit Psystar back with a lawsuit claiming that it was in violation of the Mac OS X licensing agreement, and also that it was violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act via the methods it used to install OS X. The Florida court is holding a hearing on June 5, where the financial supporters behind Psystar will be revealed.

Since Psystar has filed for bankruptcy, it's possible that they may not be able to pay legal fees any longer, meaning that they may not have anyone to represent them in court and to defend against Apple. However, Chapter 11 bankruptcy still allows Psystar to operate under reorganization, so it remains to be seen what affect this news will have on their operations or their court case. Under Chapter 7, the company would be forced to close up shop.

Either way, it's not good news for them, but we're sure that Apple will be pleased with the results.

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