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Apple being sued over ipod

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, May 10, 2012.

  1. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Apple is being sued for anti-trust violations because people alleged that they couldn't use non itunes songs on their ipods. And that they had to use itunes to put songs on their ipod.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/tech/gaming-gadgets/apple-ipod-lawsuit/index.html?hpt=hp_t2


    How is this even a valid lawsuit? You could easily put non itunes songs on the ipod,and could even use other programs to load the ipod with songs.:confused:
     
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    I agree, shouldn't be a valid lawsuit, I add non itunes songs all the time with no issues at all.
     
  3. Grinch

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    This is just easy money for the plaintiff. Apple will claim a settlement for a couple mill and it will be over.
     
  4. lurnme

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    Did you own any of the early gen's? Did you read it fully? That's not what it's about and yes they did block them. Most users don't check for 3rd party apps to do things esp back in 2004. There wasn't many options back then. Personally I hope they lose and pay out a lot, tired of them locking things people pay 200-500 bucks for. I shouldn't have to jail break and unlock a phone I paid $500, it's mine now not theirs. If they want to retain control of how I use it don't charge me for it.

    Also look at the BS lawsuits they file. Slide to unlock isn't some huge technology they had to invent but they sued over it just to hurt others.

    I hate U.S. being so sue happy but if you play the game expect it to be played back on you. If it wasn't for companies like them imagine where we would be technology wise at this point in time. Big biz runs things though.
     
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  5. bigballin6161

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    Um what programs do you use for downloading songs and what programs for putting them on ipod?
     
  6. Roparadise

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    I got my songs from limewire,and mp3shits,and I forgot which program I used at one time,but it was back when the iPod nano first came out.
     
  7. johndoejohndoe

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    It is very similar to when Microsoft was sued for by the U.S. government for bundling Internet Explorer with Windows, which restricted the market for competing web browsers. Internet speeds were so low back then, what do you think happened? People used IE instead of spending sometimes hours downloading another browser like Netscape.

    The whole idea of suing Apple because it created monopolization was bound to happen one way or another. I wouldn't be surprised to see more cases in the future.
     
  8. Nigel Farage

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    I don't own one, but from what I have heard, you still cannot store your non-iTunes music on iTune's "cloud". So if your computer's HD dies, you can reconstruct your iTunes "purchased" music, but unless you had an independent backup, your non-iTunes music is gone forever.

    While I agree with the anti-corporate, anti-big business sentiments, strategically I completely disagree. I LIKE the fact that big business is heavy-handed with their attempts at restricting data use, because it gives hackers/crackers something to do, and a fundamental moral justification for it. Not on a case-by-case basis, but in total. Microsoft's EULA is a perfect example of this. The fact that they get away with the terms in that EULA, as well as the means by which they get you to agree to it (after the purchase) completely justifies hacking & cracking ALL software, at any time, and for any reason. I have Adobe CS5, Photoshop and After Effects, all cracked and installed on my computer, right now. And, I'll respect their rights with regard to their software just as soon as they do something about Microsoft's refusal to respect my rights. Leadership is by example, and I cannot be expected to uphold a higher standard of conduct as an individual than what Microsoft is expected to adhere to as a multi-national corporation. And I expect Adobe to do something about them LONG before they expect any change in my behavior.

    Note: All these arguments can be modified and directly aimed at the government, the US government in particular. It's also useful when justifying gaming Google's system.
     
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    Have to agree with you on that one. The schoolyard bully is being bullied back. Apple is one of the schoolyard bullies in Tech nowadays. Anything they touch, turns to gold, you try to make a better copy of it (Samsung), you get sued. Fuck them and the Apple fanboys.
     
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    That post makes up for your earlier anti beer rant
     
  11. Nigel Farage

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    You don't get that level of clarity of thought as a drunk. You can't have the one without the other.
    Please note how the OP in that thread completely identifies with the retard across the street I used to illustrate the type of people that exemplify that culture.
     
  12. Roparadise

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    http://www.ideaconnection.com/blog/2012/04/enhance-your-problem-solving-skills-by-drinking-beer/
     
  13. RMX

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    Completely unrelated to this thread, but wanted to point out a badly chosen domain name - mp3shits. That's how I read it :D
     
  14. Roparadise

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    I always lol'd when I went to that site.
     
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