updated 11:35 am EST, Wed January 3, 2007
iPod, iTunes lawsuit
Apple is facing yet another lawsuit over its protected iTunes tracks, this time in the U.S. User Melanie Tucker in July filed a lawsuit and is seeking class-action status, alleging that Apple violates antitrust laws by disallowing music purchased from its iTunes Music Store from playing on any other digital player aside from its own iPod. The suit also charges that Apple failed to clarify to customers that music purchased from its itunes store is incompatible with music and devices offered by other companies, according to IDG News. The plaintiff is requesting that Apple be forbidden to continue support for its exclusive bond between iTunes and the iPod, and that the company pay damages to anyone who has purchased an iPod or music from the iTunes store after April 28th, 2003. Apple reportedly filed a motion with the court in November to dismiss the suit, but the motion was denied on December 20th.