Apple does not pay damages in antitrust case iPod




Apple has not abused its dominant market position when its iTunes software modified so that competitors were offside. Apple therefore no need to pay compensation to iPod owners who were faced with the software changes.

The judges of the court in the US Oakland ruled that Apple in the offending software update with the music from your iPod deleted if it was not purchased from iTunes, did not abuse its market position. The jury sat in the new software or robust software enhancements, making Apple can not be held responsible for any inconvenience that users of competing software hereof encountered.

The ruling seems to escape Apple to compensation, which many hundreds of millions of dollars could amount. It is possible that the plaintiffs will appeal. In the class action -rechtszaak connected millions of iPod owners. The case went to the 2006-2009 period, according to the indictment when Apple used its market to keep prices artificially high iPods.

Apple gave itself in the lawsuit that the software updates attempting wanted to do to improve the security of iTunes. According to the company was iTunes in the period around 2008 ‘totally hacked. A former employee said , however, that Apple deliberately tried to hinder competition.

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