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RealNetworks\' launches anti-Apple petition

updated 03:10 pm EDT, Tue August 17, 2004

Real offers music petition

RealNetworks' , removing the ability post comments after dozens of pro-Apple supporters offered anti-RealNetworks opinions on the petition.

by MacNN Staff





  1. DudeMac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Real Needs To Practice...

    ...What It Preaches!

    If Real was really all about "Freedom Of Choice" then
    they would offer their content beyond the "Windows
    Only" crowd.

    I want to see Real practice what they preach. Give us
    "Freedom Of Choice" and offer your goods to not only
    just Windows, but Mac, Linux, Amiga and etc...

    It's time to give consumers "Freedom Of Choice" and
    finally break the "Windows Only" experience!

    Real's "Freedom Of Choice" falls short in the true
    meaning of the phrase. Consumer freedom spans beyond
    just "Windows Only" and I think it's time that these
    companies start realizing that.

  1. cooner

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Try hundreds. :) ... the original petition, with 731 comments as I post this.

  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Yeah, they are full of c***. Don't kid yourself, they could careless about "Freedom of Choice", they just want to cash in on the iPod success and this is what it's about; a bigger pie of the pie for them. It's BS

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The Road to Irrelevance

    Real must be desparate to resort to this kind of c***. First reverse engineer FairPlay, now this.

    I agree with those above, if Real was truly serious about "fair play", they'd release full-blown versions of their warez for Mac OS X and Linux

    Their player is losing market and mind share to QuickTime and WMA.

    Is it just a matter of time before Real just isn't?

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Earth Shattering...

    As of 4:14 pm EST there are only 411 signatures.

    Will this help counter Apple's lawsuit?

    Yean, right! Get Real!

  1. jmonteiro

    Joined: Dec 1969


    How about...

    ... start our own petition supporting Apple to keep Real away from the iPod?

    I bet we would get more signatures than Real.

  1. GodOD

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Real grasping at straws

    I agree with everyone. This has got to be the most embarassing thing I've seen a company do. It's like asking the creator of the DVD to make VHS tapes play in your machines or else you'll get sued! I'm sorry that your product sucks, but that's not anyone elses fault. I mean, you can argue their silly reasoning for anything - i.e., "If you don't make (insert any product/software here) compatible with what we have, we'll take you to court!" Who's next for them? Sony? Their music device only plays ATRAC...

    Give it up Real. You guys are losing and have been for a while. Don't be a poor sport about it.

  1. Bogartte

    Joined: Dec 1969


    real isn't

    I never liked the real player, now I don't like them at all. Talk about free enterprise and competition... if they can't do, toss in the towel, and stop the whining, it's embarassing!

  1. MCCFR

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Opportunity for mischief

    On their new petition, I'm just entering the phrase "Bite Me" 30 times where it asks for my name, and then giving as my address.

  1. blah

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good Job MCCFR

    .... now we can't view signatures either... :)

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