iPod Antitrust

Ruling Keeps Steve Jobs Deposition out of Public Domain

The rare Steve Jobs footage taped months before his death in 2011 should be kept away from the public eye, District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled yesterday(via AppleInsider). You may recall that the video testimony of Steve Jobs was played to the jury multiple times during the iPod antitrust trial. After seeing the footage,...

Jury Out in iPod Antitrust Case

When Apple pushed out a software update for the iPod – years ago – it did so for a reason: to increase the cost for consumers who wanted to switch to newer devices, said an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the iPod antitrust lawsuit (via Reuters). Yesterday, both sides presented their closing arguments in court...

Apple Fires Back in Court: First Witness Defends DRM on iPod

Apple called its first witness on Wednesday to defend its position in the iPod antitrust class-action lawsuit. John Kelly, an ex–University of California at Santa Barbara computer science professor, shared with the court the story behind Apple’s iTunes software updates (via CNBC). It’s those updates that locked roughly 8 million iPod owners into the iTunes...

iPod Antitrust Lawsuit Sees Amateur Ice Dancer Join as Plaintiff

The iPod antitrust lawsuit is on track again, as an amateur ice dancer showed up and saved the class-action lawsuit against Apple, reports the Wall Street Journal. Although the iPod maker’s practice affected as many as 8 million customers, the two plaintiffs who started the case were disqualified earlier this week, jeopardizing the whole case....

iPod Antitrust Case Now Lacks Plaintiffs, Trial to Continue Anyways

The US judge presiding over the iPod antitrust class-action lawsuit dismissed the last plaintiff on Monday, but also ruled that the trial can continue while lawyers continue to find the final ingredient for the case: a suitable plaintiff (via Mercury News). Actually, the potential of finding a replacement is very high since the lawyers estimate...

Steve Jobs’ Classic Attitude Surfaces in iPod DRM Lawsuit

A couple of days back, it was reported that Apple will face an iPod DRM lawsuit this week which was filed back in 2005, alleging that Apple has violated federal antitrust laws to maintain its monopoly of the downloadable music and portable media player markets. Now, a video testimony from Steve Jobs recorded in 2011 as evidence in the...

iPod Antitrust Lawsuit Could Cost Apple $350 million in Damages

This week Apple will need to face an antitrust lawsuit first filed nine years ago. This time the class-action lawsuit alleges Apple has violated federal antitrust laws and California's unfair competition law in an attempt to maintain its monopoly of the downloadable music and portable media player markets. The potential damage the lawsuit can cause...