Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Apple face legal challenge from Burst.com

As if Apple didn't have enough legal entertainment right now with the case they are battling with the Beatles company Apple Corp over the use of the name Apple in promoting iTunes. Now, it seems Burst.com are after them.

Burst.com has filed a countersuit against Apple Computer claiming that the iTunes software, the iPod and the Quicktime streaming software all infringe on patents held by Burst.com.

Apple believe that they're technology does not infringe Burst patents, but Burst disagrees. And disagreeing seems lucrative for them - they recently won a $60M settlement against Microsoft!

Burst.com's technology is pretty impressive - it speeds up the delivery of video and audio across the Internet enormously. It just doesn't do it for Apple services - according to Apple!

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