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You have to give Psystar credit for being tenacious. The Mac clone company spent four years fighting Apple and took its legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court. According to a CNET report, the Supreme Court on Monday refused Psystar's request to review a lower court decision that prevents t...

May 15th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Update: Some of the Tamsong apps have already begun disappearing from the store. Near-clone apps in the iOS App Store? It's not a new phenomenon, by any means; last week, developer Anton Sinelnikov had the bulk of his app library yanked from the store for plagiarism. In fact, high-profile app launc...

February 17th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Image: Shutterstock A few days ago, I caught a tweet from Paul Haddad (of Tapbots), showing a screen full of obvious copycat apps from one developer. Of course, anyone who has spent appreciable time on the App Store knows there are plenty of copycats out there. Not all of them are small shops, eit...

February 6th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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With the recent spate of cloned game stories -- namely those alleged to be the work of Zynga -- Kill Screen has put together an interesting article about the legality of the practice and its effects on the industry. In short, cloning an entire game and stealing its assets is illegal. However, cloni...

February 3rd 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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It's been a long time since we've heard anything from Psystar, the company responsible for making unauthorized Mac clones in 2008. Apple sued the company into the bedrock due to it selling PC hardware with OS X pre-installed, a violation of Apple's OS X licensing agreement. Psystar has made num...

September 29th 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Mac fans in China who can't get their hands on a real MacBook Air can pick up the next best thing something that would make Steve Jobs and Jony Ive nauseous: an 11.6" MacBook Air clone. Made by China's E-Stary, the HY118 (gotta love that name) has the guts of a standard netbook, including a typica...

November 8th 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Like a league of zombies that just won't go away, Mac clone maker Psystar just keeps coming back for more punishment. In the most recent chapter of this ongoing courtroom drama, Psystar filed an Opening Brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in its request for an appeal to the permanent in...

July 13th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online creators CCP Games are taking a different approach to promoting the game with a new website. All players in EVE's setting of New Eden are "capsuleers" -- starship pilots who have attained immortality through cloning technology. CCP's "Get a Clone" site invites you to "Clone yourself. Not...

November 5th 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Legal issues? What legal issues? Psystar has announced that it plans to license its virtualization technology for OS X to third-party vendors despite its continuing legal issues with Apple. The Psystar OEM Licensing Program, designed to allow Intel machines to run Snow Leopard -- actually, certif...

October 5th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this week, David Welker (co-founder of lawfirm Welker and Rosario) left Psystar's legal team. He will be succeeded by Eugene Action, who is already listed as the council of record. If you're unfamiliar with this story (and who could blame you, it's so ridiculous), here's a primer. Psystar s...

October 3rd 2009 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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When I was a kid my neighbor had an enormous St. Bernard dog named Caesar. It lived in a grungy dog house in their back yard. Caesar's hobbies included barking incessantly. In fact, that was all he ever did. All day and all night that furry, drooling monstrosity barked. LIke a canine jackhammer to t...

August 29th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments