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Old 8th May 2006
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Originally Posted by narco
wow, I was sure it was going to go the other way, since my understanding was that apple computers was trying to argue that the itunes webstore was information based and not music based (probably a bit over simplified)

The articles that I read about the law suit spun it a little differently. The law suit was really about the distribution of music. Apple Computer was saying they did not distribute music; instead, they distribute information. As part of this settlement Apple Computer is not allowed to distribute music in a physical format (CD, DVD, ect.).

Most of this stems from the original settlement in 1991 that decided the boundaries of each company. As part of that settlement Apple Computer was not allowed to distribute music.