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After less than four hours of deliberation, the jury in the class action antitrust case finds Apple not guilty of anticompetitive conduct almost a decade ago.
The jury hears closing arguments in a class action case about the decisions made almost a decade ago to limit competitors' access to Apple's iPod.
In a trial questioning Apple's use of software updates, iTunes chief Eddy Cue says they were necessary because hackers wanted to break apart the company's digital-music ecosystem.
Six months before he died, Apple's co-founder and CEO gave a video deposition for a lawsuit over the iPod. The plaintiffs' lawyers refuse to release the video, even though it was shown at the trial on Friday.
In a taped deposition shown in antitrust court Friday, Apple's late CEO argued that record label contracts and security holes were the company's primary concern.
The trial kicks off to determine whether Apple illegally used iTunes software updates to keep consumers locked in its digital music ecosystem.
Some consumers accused Apple of unfairly boosting iPod prices because it banned music from services other than the iTunes store. They're asking for $350 million, and even Steve Jobs will make an appearance in court, via taped deposition.
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.
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.