Stop me if you've heard this one before: Apple is being sued for anticompetitive behavior, and the evidence includes an email from the late Steve Jobs.
Yep. It's the e-book antitrust lawsuit all over again, except this time, the claims are swirling around the company's legendary iPod and related iTunes service. When the products were launched, the two were inseparable: Only iTunes music files would play on iPods.
Lawyers say this is anticompetitive behavior. Apple said that the record companies forced it to use the security measures. According to 9 to 5 Mac, Steve Jobs allegedly said this in a 2003 email:
We need to make sure that when Music Match launches their download music store they cannot use iPod. Is this going to be an issue?