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Wiki founder hopes win over Apple bodes well for online freedom and Linux

Jul 28, 2009, 12:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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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"This case was successful with Apple announcing that it has withdrawn its cease-and-desist demands."

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