posted at 17:50
Author: Mark Sullivan
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 01:18:39 +0000
Attorneys: Apple deleted songs from users iPods
Apple deleted songs from users' iPods that were downloaded from music stores that competed with iTunes, say plaintiffs' attorneys in the iTunes antitrust case happening today in Oakland, California. Attorney Patrick Coughlin a jury in the U.S. District Court that Apple gave users "The worst possible experience," and attempted to "Blow up" users' music libraries. A user would download music from a competing music service to their iPod. The user would then try to sync their iPod to their iTunes library. iTunes would then tell the user they needed to restore the iPod back to factory settings. After the user did that, the music from the rival shop would be gone. Apple is defending itself against a decade-old class action suit alleging that it unfairly prevented iPod users from using non-Apple music services. Apple, the accusation goes, used a clever upgrade to the DRM software in iTunes to prevent iPod users from downloading music from Real Networks' music store.

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