Antitrust suit filed in 2005 accuses Apple of using DRM software to maintain a monopoly over both digital audio players and music downloads.
Apple's CEO will be called to testify in a deposition over an antitrust suit filed in 2005 over Apple's use of DRM software to prevent music from other companies from playing in the iPod.
According to online reports, Apple will soon license its FairPlay DRM to third-party accessory manufacturers, offering the possibility of better iTunes compatibility on a wider range of (non-Apple) products.
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Think the iPod is the only MP3 player that can handle the iTunes Plus music format? Think again. Donald Bell shows off six iPod alternatives that work with iTunes DRM-free AAC files.
Donald Bell offers six iPod alternatives that work with the AAC music files commonly ripped in Apple's iTunes software.
iTunes users might soon be able to download Fox movies, and Apple could also be ready to reverse its stance on licensing its FairPlay DRM, according to reports.
First major outing of Hollywood's UltraViolet digital streaming effort shows the scheme for what it really is: DRM all over again, and a way to make you pay for content over and over, too.
Groklaw uncovers a couple of e-mails from Bill Gates and then-Windows leader Jim Allchin revealing that Microsoft was worried about iTunes when it first launched.