Apple Responds to Real Networks' Harmony App

in General Discussion edited January 2014

Apple: RealNetworks hacked iPod

iPod maker alleges Real violated its music player, says new versions will not support its products.

July 29, 2004: 8:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Apple Computer accused RealNetworks Thursday of adopting the tactics of a hacker and breaking into its popular music player iPod device.

"We are stunned that RealNetworks has adopted the tactics and ethics of a hacker to break into the iPod, and we are investigating the implications of their actions under the DMCA and other laws. We strongly caution Real and their customers that when we update our iPod software from time to time it is highly likely that Real's Harmony technology will cease to work with current and future iPods." _

Apple said it is investigating RealNetworks (REAL: Research, Estimates) actions under various laws, and when its latest version of iPod is released, RealNetworks Harmony technology will stop working with all iPods.

An so it begins!


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