• Anyone who bought an iPod between 06' to 09' is now suing apple
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[QUOTE][URL="http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/tech/gaming-gadgets/apple-ipod-lawsuit/index.html"]If you're one of the millions who purchased an iPod between September 12, 2006, and March 31, 2009, you might be in for a surprising email from RealNetworks. [/URL]The company, which developed Real Player and the service Harmony, has officially enlisted [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/05/10/apple-ipod-lawsuit?cnn=yes"]iPod owners in a class-action lawsuit[/URL] against [URL="http://mashable.com/follow/topics/apple?cnn=yes"]Apple[/URL] -- though you do have the right to recuse yourself. Why RealNetworks? Back in 2004, the company created the music service Harmony, a digital rights management (DRM) translation service. It allowed users to play songs downloaded from the RealPlayer music store on Apple's iPod. But as any iPod user knows, songs must be loaded onto [URL="http://mashable.com/follow/topics/itunes?cnn=yes"]iTunes[/URL] to be played on Apple's devices. That's because Apple created an iPod firmware update not too long after the announcement of Harmony, which blocked it and other music services from uploading songs to the iPod. Several iPod users filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of unfairly blocking competition. Now -- eight years later -- it's gaining steam. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California gave the lawsuit class-action status in November 2011. The website [URL="https://ipodlawsuit.com/?cnn=yes"]ipodlawsuit.com[/URL], which details the entire case, explains: "The lawsuit claims that Apple violated federal and state laws by issuing software updates in 2006 for its iPod that prevented iPods from playing songs not purchases on iTunes. The lawsuit claims that the software updates caused iPod prices to be higher than they otherwise would have been." If you own any of these devices — first through fourth generation Nanos, second and third generation Touches, first through third generation Shuffles, a fifth generation classic iPod or the special edition U2 iPod — you're automatically included in the lawsuit. (Official notices began going out this week.) But you give up any right to sue Apple individually over the same concerns. Alternatively, you could also request exclusion from the case. However, if Apple does end up losing, you don't get to share in any kind of "recovery" that may be rewarded. So far, there's no money involved — no actual settlement or reward has been determined. [URL="http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/tech/gaming-gadgets/apple-ipod-lawsuit/index.html"]If you're one of these iPod owners, will you opt to be excluded from the case, or will you take part in a class-action lawsuit against Apple? Sound off in the comments. [/URL][/QUOTE] [URL]http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/tech/gaming-gadgets/apple-ipod-lawsuit/index.html[/URL] cool I am suing apple EDIT: wow I got an email from the Northern District Court in California just now about this.
Cool I own an iPod touch 2G [editline]10th May 2012[/editline] and a second generation nano
Neat, I can't wait to get a whole 50 cents
Bought an Ipod Touch 2g in 08, so I'm a part of this lawsuit?
I'm glad somebody is standing up to apple instead of being their little bitch
RealPlayer is going down the shitter. They're grasping at straws now. Why wouldn't they have started a class action lawsuit back when the firmware update was out?
[quote]September 12, 2006, and March 31, 2009[/quote] Problem with their date ranges 3rd gen touch was released September 9, 2009 Makes it quite hard to include them in the lawsuit.
I'm in the UK how do I get some delicious Apple money.
I got my shuffle back in 2010 Fuck.
I don't think I have ever owned a new ipod.
Realplayer is still around?
[QUOTE=MIPS;35904115]I don't think I have ever owned a new ipod.[/QUOTE] I don't think you've ever owned a new [i]anything[/i]
Karma...I really hope it prevails in this case
Shit I am too late
Man, I remember the controversy over this 6 years ago. I thought it had already been dealt with.
Can't wait to make millions off my first gen iBrick
[QUOTE=Amplar;35904144]I don't think you've ever owned a new [i]anything[/i][/QUOTE] Toothbrush?
I don't really understand how this has any ground. After all, iTunes and the iPod are both [I]Apple[/I] products, so it makes sense for them to use their own service on their own product. That's like complaining about McDonalds not allowing their stores to sell Wendy's food.
finally I get to stick it to apple, fuck you zombie jobs, fuck you
They did this to Palm too with the Palm Pre. It initially spoofed itself as an ipod to get around this but then Apple slapped them with a lawsuit them to remove it :v:
It's hilarious how most if not all of you have ever complained about this, nor knew about it, but are in it to sue apple when it has not had any actual effect on you. Shows how desperate people are out there to get a buck, other than the hatred for Apple.
[quote]realnetworks[/quote] i hope they lose
[QUOTE=Cuon Alpinus;35904246]I don't really understand how this has any ground. After all, iTunes and the iPod are both [I]Apple[/I] products, so it makes sense for them to use their own service on their own product. That's like complaining about McDonalds not allowing their stores to sell Wendy's food.[/QUOTE] Not really. It'd be more like Ford only allowing you to put BP fuel in your new Mustang, and when Shell figures out the signature the car uses to ID BP gas Ford recalls every single car, flashes the ECU with a new map that uses a different identifier, and then suing Shell. It's a dick move in either situation and Apple shouldn't lock their shit down like that. It's why I don't have an i-anything. My Droid 3 doesn't give half a damn where I got that MP3, it just plays it no questions asked. All I have to do is plug it into my USB port, browse to the microSD card in Windows, and copy/paste the desired track into the Music folder. My mom's iPhone? You can't even put a wallpaper on that piece of shit without iTunes. It's bloody annoying.
[QUOTE=TestECull;35904620]Not really. It'd be more like Ford only allowing you to put BP fuel in your new Mustang, and when Shell figures out the signature the car uses to ID BP gas Ford recalls every single car, flashes the ECU with a new map that uses a different identifier, and then suing Shell. It's a dick move in either situation and Apple shouldn't lock their shit down like that. It's why I don't have an i-anything. My Droid 3 doesn't give half a damn where I got that MP3, it just plays it no questions asked. All I have to do is plug it into my USB port, browse to the microSD card in Windows, and copy/paste the desired track into the Music folder. My mom's iPhone? You can't even put a wallpaper on that piece of shit without iTunes. It's bloody annoying.[/QUOTE] Bloody annoying, but hip.
[QUOTE=Garb;35903966]Bought an Ipod Touch 2g in 08, so I'm a part of this lawsuit?[/QUOTE] If you read the article the answer to this question should be quite obvious.
I had a first gen nano, long sense broken, and I no longer use the email my itunes stuff was registered to. Oh well.
Honestly hope Apple wins this case again Realnetworks
[QUOTE=Van-man;35904234]Toothbrush?[/QUOTE] I think he has one from the 90's that runs OS/2 Warp
[QUOTE=darth-veger;35904976]Honestly hope Apple wins this case again Realnetworks[/QUOTE] I don't since this is a legitimate case. In this case. RealNetworks is the lesser evil.
I got a first gen ipod touch a few months after they came out. How long ago was that?
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