I don't know why this article was even posted. Mike Masnick actually put some time into READING the court documents, and Viacom (just like this poster) is taking things WAY out of context.
Read The Fracking Article!
Seriously, WTF is wrong with people's grammar these days? Collective nouns such as company names are almost ALWAYS considered to be singular. Yet I have seen a rash of idiotic grammatical errors due to someone trying to be cute and different with subject-verb agreement.
Look it up.
(under "Collective Nouns, Company Names, Family Names, Sports Teams")
So just in case you could not figure out the proper subject-verb agreement, it is "Apple is..." in your last sentence.
Someday somebody has got to decide whether the typewriter is the machine, or the person who operates it.