Apple Gets ITunes Antitrust Action Tossed

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday tossed a putative class action accusing Apple Inc. of violating antitrust laws by updating its iTunes media player software to thwart programs that would have removed encryption from music files sold through the iTunes Music Store.

U.S. District Judge James Ware dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit brought by consumer Stacie Somers on behalf of individuals who purchased music files from Apple. The suit asserted that the company had achieved a monopoly over digital music file sales and that it maintained...
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