Apple provided their equivalent of the Carterphone decision was needed when they blocked the PalmPre from using Itunes. In other words, it was okay to let people on windows use it, but not for them to have it.
We are definitely in a new phase. This reminds me of when all the wanna-bes wanted to attach to AIM and both sides had teams of developers.
Eventually of course the problem was no longer that interesting.
Legally, Apple has the right to do what it wants. Its a free software package.
The questions is does that show them as a good partner to the companies who look to make revenue from the downloads.
Is this an opportunity for Limewire to support the legitimate revenue models?
It should be interesting to see what happens.
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