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Apple wins ruling in $1-billion antitrust suit over iTunes updates
Apple wins ruling in $1-billion antitrust suit over iTunes updates

An Oakland jury found Tuesday that Apple did not violate federal antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from playing on iPods and other devices, ending a nearly decade-long legal battle that could have cost the California tech giant as much as $1 billion. According to court filings, the jury found software updates made to iTunes 7.0 were "genuine product improvements," a finding that meant no antitrust violation was committed under federal law. Had the jury ruled otherwise Tuesday, it would have begun to consider whether Apple had violated the law. "We thank the jury for their service and we applaud their verdict. We created...

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