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Judge shows opposition to government's case at start of Apple's e-book antitrust appeal

12/15/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple's appeal of the U.S. government's e-book antitrust case got underway Monday, with one judge presiding over the hearing questioning whether the government's original case was legitimate.

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Former iTunes engineer says Apple wanted to block '100% of non-iTunes clients'

12/12/2014, 07:12 pm

A former Apple engineer appeared in court on Friday as the final witness of an antitrust case involving the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, saying he worked on an internal project meant to box out competing digital stores and media players.

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Canada's Competition Bureau investigating Apple for anti-competitive carrier deals

12/11/2014, 02:12 pm

Apple's Canadian operations are under investigation from the country's Competition Bureau, which is looking into claims of anti-competitive deals struck with carriers in the Great White North.

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Apple lawyers say media only wants to show a 'dead man' in request for Steve Jobs deposition

12/09/2014, 09:12 pm

Attorneys representing Apple in the company's fight against an iPod iTunes antitrust class-action lawsuit suggested in court on Tuesday that media requests to unseal Steve Jobs' videotaped testimony are petty at best.

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'iPod iTunes' antitrust case to continue on back of new lead plaintiff

12/09/2014, 06:12 pm

After veering toward dismissal with eliminations of the two named plaintiffs, an iPod-iTunes antitrust lawsuit gained new life of Tuesday as a new plaintiff emerged to represent a class of 8 million iPod buyers.

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Major news outlets seek permission to broadcast Steve Jobs deposition in iTunes antitrust suit

12/09/2014, 08:12 am

Three major news organizations have filed a motion to release footage of a deposition from Steve Jobs shown in court last week, citing "substantial public interest" in rare footage of the late Apple co-founder.

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'iPod iTunes' anti-trust lawsuit loses last standing plaintiff [update: motion to dismiss denied]

12/08/2014, 08:12 pm

During court proceedings in iTunes lawsuit on Monday, new evidence presented by Apple revealed the case's sole remaining plaintiff may not have purchased iPods eligible for action, and the person was subsequently disqualified.

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Apple Store to restart Bose product sales after abrupt removal, report says

12/08/2014, 06:12 pm

A fresh rumor on Monday claims Bose products will make a return to Apple's online and brick-and-mortar stores as soon as next week after they were quietly removed from shelves some two months ago.

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Apple to face labor related class-action suit after court denies motion to dismiss

12/05/2014, 08:12 pm

A three-judge panel in California's Superior Court recently denied Apple's appeal to throw out a class-action lawsuit lodged by current and former employees who claim the company's treatment of workers violate state labor codes.

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Steve Jobs' videotaped testimony aired in iPod iTunes trial as lawyers try to add plaintiff

12/05/2014, 06:12 pm

A videotaped deposition from late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was viewed in court on Friday as part of the ongoing "iPod iTunes" trial, while lawyers for the class attempted to add a new plaintiff after dropping one earlier in the day.

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Plaintiff withdrawn in iPod antitrust lawsuit

12/05/2014, 01:12 pm

One of the two named plaintiffs in the long-running class-action lawsuit over Apple's FairPlay DRM was withdrawn on Friday by their attorneys, just one day after the revelation that neither plaintiff may be a member of the class they represent.

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Antitrust lawsuit against Apple's iPod, iTunes ecosystem may lack plaintiff

12/04/2014, 06:12 pm

In what could prove to be a major development in a class-action lawsuit involving Apple's iPod and iTunes, new court documents filed on Thursday reveal Apple is questioning whether a class even exists.

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Apple's Eddy Cue says early success of iPod, iTunes hinged on DRM

12/04/2014, 05:12 pm

Testifying in an antitrust lawsuit on Thursday, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said the initial success of iPod and iTunes was reliant on digital rights management due to an onslaught of attempts from hackers to crack the ecosystem.

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Samsung argues for reversal of Apple's $930M patent infringement award

12/04/2014, 03:12 pm

During an appearance before a U.S. appeals court on Thursday, lawyers for Samsung sought to have vacated the $930 million judgement awarded to Apple earlier this year in a landmark patent infringement lawsuit, saying the sum was "absurd."

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Apple accused of deleting songs from iPods without users' knowledge

12/03/2014, 08:12 pm

During in-court proceedings of Apple's iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit on Wednesday, plaintiffs' lawyers claimed Apple surreptitiously deleted songs not purchased through the iTunes Music Store from users' iPods.

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Steve Jobs' video testimony and emails revealed in 'iPod iTunes' antitrust lawsuit

12/03/2014, 12:12 am

A video deposition from Steve Jobs recorded as evidence in a long-running iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit was shown for the first time in court on Tuesday, revealing not only Jobs' thoughts on the case, but also a rare glimpse behind the scenes of a former Apple run by its cofounder.

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Apple's Eddy Cue speaks out on iBooks price fixing ruling: 'It's just not right'

12/02/2014, 11:12 am

Days before an appeals court will revisit Apple's iBooks price fixing case, the head of the company's digital content business has spoken out on why Apple continues to fight the government's antitrust allegations, calling it a "fight for the truth."

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Antitrust laws could cost Apple $1 billion in iTunes monopoly case

12/02/2014, 09:12 am

Though plaintiffs are seeking $350 million in damages in a case alleging that Apple created an unfair monopoly with its iTunes Music Store, U.S. antitrust laws say the final damages could be triple that amount, exceeding $1 billion.

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Apple faces $350M in damages from iTunes antitrust suit first filed in 2005

12/01/2014, 08:12 am

Though Apple and record labels abandoned digital rights management protection in iTunes Store music purchases years ago, an antitrust lawsuit on the matter first filed in 2005 is set to go to trial this week.

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Judge rules Apple entitled to potential ongoing royalties from patent-infringing Samsung products

11/26/2014, 01:11 am

In an order filed late Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh granted in part Apple's motion requesting ongoing royalties from Samsung, though there is only a slight chance that Apple will find reason to collect.

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