Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Apple Sued!

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_17/b3981070.htm

Again, this news has been around for a few days, but I haven't covered it, so here goes. :-)

Apple was hit with a lawsuit last week claiming that the technology they use to transfer music and videos to and from iPods violates a patent held by a tiny company called Burst.com.

Read the article or Google News for more information, but let me sum up what this might mean. If Burst wins, they could turn around and level suits at dozens of other companies, from iRiver to Rhapsody. This could get really ugly...I'm not looking forward to it. :-(