“The operator of a technology discussion forum has sued Apple, claiming that the company used U.S. copyright law to curb legitimate discussion of its iTunes software,” Robert McMillan reports for IDG News Service.
“The lawsuit, filed Monday, could test the limits of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). It centers around an open-source effort to help iPods and iPhones work with software other than Apple’s iTunes,” McMillan reports. “Last November Apple’s lawyers demanded that the Bluwiki.com Web site remove a project called iPodhash, saying that it violated the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provisions.”
“Bluwiki is a free wiki service that hosts discussion pages for a number of projects. After Apple’s November takedown letter, three Web pages that talked about a cryptographic function used by iTunes were removed from the Bluwiki Web site,” McMillan reports.
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