Apple goes to trial over $1 billion digital music lawsuit in California


Apple is headed to court today to defend against allegations that it “abused a monopoly position in the digital music player market”, in a class action lawsuit in California that could cost the company $1 billion, reports Reuters. The case in question was brought forward by a group of businesses and individuals who bought iPods between 2006 and 2009, who claim that a 2006 iTunes software update locked music purchased on iTunes so that it could only be played on Apple’s portable music players. The update also barred RealPlayer music from iPods, which posed a problem for those who owned…

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