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Apple Inc. v. Psystar Corp.

658 F.3d 1150 (2011)

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Apple Inc. v. Psystar Corp.

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

658 F.3d 1150 (2011)

Facts

Apple, Inc. (plaintiff) was a developer of computers and computer software. Psystar (defendant) was a producer of computers. Psystar was downloading Apple’s operating system onto Psystar computers and selling the computers. The license on Apple’s operating system stated that it could only be used for Apple computers. Apple brought an action for copyright infringement against Psystar in federal district court. Psystar raised the defense that Apple was engaging in copyright misuse by stifling competition. The district court rejected this argument and ruled in favor of Apple. Psystar appealed to the Ninth Circuit.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Schroeder, J.)

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