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Comment Re:Everybody who's willing to defend Apple (Score 1) 620

Apple vs. Real is not the same thing as 3rd Party Toner Makers vs. Lexmark or DVD John.

It would only be the same if Lexmark's printers already had open-compatible ways for 3rd party toner cart makers to sell toner cartridges that end users could put in their printers. And DVD Jon would have to have made a DVD burning app that let you create CSS DVDs with regional encoding.

The iPod supports AIFF, MP3, AAC, Apple-Lossless all unencumbered with DRM. Real isn't trying to get music on the iPod. Real is trying to make locks that match Apple's keys.

This is a very different issue, and I don't know how I feel about it. This actually is much more akin to a hacker trying to spoof a message's source than the slashdot community seems to want to acknowledge.

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