Wiki founder hopes win over Apple bodes well for online freedom and Linux
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"The arguments started last year when Apple's lawyers
accused an open source effort to help iPods and iPhones work with
software other than Apple's iTunes of violating the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anti-circumvention provisions. Last
November Apple's lawyers demanded that the Bluewiki , site remove
the project, called iPodhash.
"In April this year the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and
the San Francisco law firm Keker & Van Nest sued Apple on
behalf of Bluwiki, asking a court to reject Apple's claims and
allow Bluwiki to restore the discussions.
"This case was successful with Apple announcing that it has
withdrawn its cease-and-desist demands."