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Mac OS X Secrets to be Revealed

In the lawsuit filed against Psystar Corporation in 2008, Apple alleged that the Mac “clone” maker had circumvented the OS X copy protection enabling the production of its Mac “clone” computers. In 2009 Psystar was found to have infringed Apple’s copyright. 

In the latest round of Apple’s litigation against Psystar Corporation, a U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that certain technical information filed into evidence by Apple about its OS X operating system will not remain under seal and will become publicly available. The information relates to how Apple locks its operating system to work only with Apple hardware. 

Much of the technical information Apple was seeking to protect is publicly available, and the court rejected Apple’s argument that its trade-secrets should be protected because it was neither the source of the information, nor had it confirmed the information. 

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