Oh, Psystar. You're like Tyler Durden in Fight Club, giggling up blood and spitting teeth all over Apple's Lou. We love you so much. As predicted, they are fighting Apple's lawsuit by going anti-trust.
Miami-based Psystar, owned by Rudy Pedraza, will sue Apple under two federal laws designed to discourage monopolies and cartels, the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act, saying Apple's tying of the Mac OS to Apple-labeled hardware is "an anticompetitive restrain of trade," according to attorney Colby Springer of antitrust specialists Carr & Ferrell. Psystar is requesting that the court find Apple's EULA void, and is asking for unspecified damages. Springer said his firm has not filed any suits with the Federal Trade Commission or any other government agencies. The answer and countersuit will be filed Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court for Northern California.This is going to be fun to watch. Psystar responds to Apple suit, will countersue [CNet News] Related: • Psystar hires Apple-killing attorneys • Psystar eggs Apple on, releases Leopard Restore Disc to customers ... • How the Psystar lawsuit might go very, very wrong... for Apple ... • Psystar will allege Apple antitrust • Apple finally – FINALLY – sues Psystar • Psystar announces Mac server clones, still not sued • Psystar OpenMac monstrosities run OS X