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Apple Locks Out RealNetworks and Real Fires Back

Looks like they’re at it again. A couple of months ago, Real and Apple traded blows when Harmony, RealNetworks’ digital rights management technology essentially allowed their music to be protected as well as played on iPods, a tactic that Apple took offense to. Well, “take offense” is putting it lightly, Apple accused Real of “hacking” the iPod, and Apple’s own FairPlay digital rights management technology. Apple released an iPod update for the iPod photo that locks songs downloaded from RealNetworks’ online music store from being played on the iPod, and Real promises to retaliate. Read all about it:

Apple Locks Out RealNetworks With iPod Update
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RealNetworks Promises IPod Fix
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