Apple found not liable in DRM antitrust case.

apple-haloA California jury has unanimously ruled that Apple Computer was not guilty of deliberate anti-competitive behavior when the company’s iTunes 7.0 locked out music obtained from other sources using DRM technology, like RealNetworks. The Real people brought a $1 billion suit against Apple, alleging that the software changes, which took place in 2006-07, were designed to block competition. The jury found, however, that the changes were merely “product improvement.” Real is expected to appeal.

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