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Report: Apple seeks dismissal of FairPlay lawsuit

Antitrust suit filed in 2005 accuses Apple of using DRM software to maintain a monopoly over both digital audio players and music downloads.

By April 18, 2011


Jobs ordered to testify in FairPlay antitrust case

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.

By March 22, 2011


UltraViolet: DRM by any other name still stinks

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.

By March 16, 2012


Major moves for mobile (week in review)

AT&T announces it will acquire T-Mobile just as the wireless world gathers in Florida for the annual CTIA trade show. Also: Hackers exploit chink in Web's armor.

By March 25, 2011


No cloud music for iPad's launch

Apple's cloud-based music service is unlikely to debut before fall, sources say. Meanwhile, some studios are still reluctant to share HD films via iTunes.

By March 31, 2010


Apple may open FairPlay (a crack)

By January 18, 2007


Rumor: Apple to license FairPlay DRM

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.

By January 17, 2007


Publishers want more to publish on Apple's iPad

Apple may have secured deals with major book publishers, but the newspaper and magazine industry wants more control.

By February 16, 2010


Microsoft on iTunes in 2003: 'We were smoked'

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.

By February 9, 2010


Spotify gets Apple's blessing...who's next?

Apple confirms the approval of the Spotify subscription music application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Donald Bell speculates on other services that may follow.

By August 27, 2009