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09-04-2013, 04:25 PM #1
Court Confirms Apple's DRM on iTunes Was Not an Illegal Monopoly
Apple customers have been arguing that the iTunes store is an illegal monopoly for quite some time, simply because songs purchased inside the store canít be played on non-Apple devices. An appeals court in California has finally thrown out the claim once and for all though. A three-judge panel recently confirmed that Appleís digital right management system known as FairPlay has not broken any antitrust laws. This has been ruled after a long-running class action lawsuit claimed Apple is running a monopoly by forcing iTunes users to also buy Apple products to listen to their songs.
The panel ruled that even though Apple controlled 99% of the digital music and player market by 2004, it didnít break any antitrust laws because it maintained its $0.99 per song pricing before and after it implemented its DRM system. Plaintiffs also argued that Apple changed its software so tracks sold from Real Network for $0.49 could be played on its devices but the three judges werenít persuaded by that argument.
Although Apple has been under fire for how it competed against Amazon when it came to e-books, the court noted that Apple maintained its $0.99 price point even after Amazon came to the market with a DRM-free solution and after Apple stopped using FairPlay encryption in 2009. The ruling is definitely one big win for Apple.
09-04-2013, 06:04 PM #2
People are always out for a buck. If you didn't like the DRM, buy the CD and import it into iTunes.
09-04-2013, 07:11 PM #3
09-04-2013, 08:06 PM #4
Why is this still going on since they stopped DRMing music in 2009?
09-04-2013, 08:11 PM #5
09-04-2013, 10:12 PM #6
I used to have an HTC One S, I had purchased like 1000 songs before it and every song worked fine no issues! But People just convert the music to an MP3 format at you will be fine, no problems, invest in a good software. But you androiders why are you even on here? Go to an Android forum. This mentions for iPhone, iPad, iPod.
09-04-2013, 10:13 PM #7
If you are jailbroken u can use Ifunbox and copy the music to your PC I think you can do it without a jailbreak too
09-05-2013, 04:31 AM #8
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09-05-2013, 07:13 AM #11
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