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Psystar to Apple: Would You Consider $50,000 Cash and $2.65 Million in Unsold Hackintoshes?

vultures-150x133 If this isn’t the end of the line for Psystar, it’s damn near close to it. According to court papers filed Tuesday, the Mac clone maker has opted to pay $2.7 million in damages rather than continue its ill-starred legal battle with Apple.

Under the terms of the agreement, Psystar will pay Apple (AAPL) damages totaling $1,337,550 for all the copyright, DMCA, and breach of contract claims against it and another $1,337,500 in attorney fees and additional damages. In return, Apple will drop all its trademark, trade dress and unfair competition claims against Psystar. Cupertino has also agreed not to “seek to execute on the money judgments…until any and all appeals in this matter are concluded or the time for filing any such appeal has lapsed.”

Not that Apple is likely to collect that money, anyway. As I’ve noted here before, Psystar’s total assets, according to its bankruptcy filing, are no more than $50,000.

The agreement if full, below.

Apple Psystar Settlement Agreement


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work