“The stated reason for the removal demand was ‘copyright infringement,’ which Apple takes ‘very seriously,'” Paul Resnikoff reports for Digital Music News. “And the message from Apple to Digital Music News was pretty clear: that was cute, but please don’t make us bury you.”
“The iTunes Radio contract, leaked and published by Digital Music News in late June of this year, was specifically for independent, non-major labels that did not strike directly-negotiated, higher-rate deals with Apple,” Resnikoff reports. “Perhaps more importantly, the contracts forced sub-standard terms onto all indies, except for biggest, most influential labels (from what we’ve heard).”
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“Copyright? For a contract?” Greg Sandoval reports for The Verge. “Eric Goldman, a law professor at Santa Clara University, says that contracts can indeed be copyrighted, although it’s rare. ‘It’s not out of legal bounds to do this,’ Goldman told The Verge. ‘It’s just kind of a jerk move. We all know what’s happening here. Apple doesn’t care about protecting the copyright of contracts. It’s using copyright to try and suppress information that it doesn’t want made public.'”
“All this raises questions about what might happen to Sonny Dickson should the Australian teen continue to break news about Apple’s products,” Sandoval reports. “Dickson, who lives with his parents in Melbourne, is credited with publishing the first leaked photos of the iPhone 5S and 5C, which made their official debut last month. He has also leaked alleged images of Apple’s next iPads, widely expected to be announced as soon as this month.”
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