So we just got our hands on the complaint Apple filed against Psystar for building off-label Mac clones, and as expected, Steve and friends aren't pulling any punches -- in addition to the eight total claims, request for a permanent injunction, and money damages, Apple wants a recall of every Psystar machine ever sold. That's harsh, but it's not like Apple to take this lightly. Like we've been saying all along, the suit is more about copyright infringement than EULA violations, since Psystar was distributing a modified version of Apple's copyrighted code outside the terms of the EULA. Grab the complaint here [PDF], and then head after the break for a quick breakdown of what Apple says Psystar is liable for.

PS. - Somewhat charmingly, we're quoted in the factual allegations section as calling the Psystar machine we reviewed "crazy loud" -- aww, you shouldn't have, guys. Maybe you want to throw in a citation next time, though? Just a thought.

That's quite a set of claims -- and it's probably enough to at least get an initial injunction against Psystar while the case heads to court. In the end, though, Apple wants an injunction against the further sale of Psystar boxes in addition to asking for the recall of every Psystar machine sold (which would be fairly unusual if granted), a dizzying array of monetary damages, and its attorney's fees and costs -- which alone would probably bankrupt Psystar. For its part, Psystar has been saying all along that Apple's refusal to allow OS X to run on non-Apple hardware is a violation of antitrust laws and that it's got a "team" of lawyers at the ready, so it should be interesting to see how this all plays out.

[Special thanks to Matt Gavronski of Michael Best & Friedrich in Chicago for his help with this post]

Disclaimer: Nilay's a lawyer and a rockstar, but he's not your lawyer, and none of this is legal advice or analysis.