Apple was the target of controversy last week in a lawsuit regarding deleted songs downloaded from competing music services. The scandal led to a 350 million class-action antitrust suit against Apple, resulting in a not guilty verdict yesterday.
The jury sided with Apple’s version of the events, stating any music deleted was in an effort to protect users and their software from potential hackers and unreliable sources. Given the recent Sony hacking scandal, it’s no surprise the defense struck a chord with jurors.
It probably didn’t help that evidence proved one of the plaintiffs didn’t even own an iPod at the time of the case. Apple wins. Drop the mic.
Apple has yet to comment since yesterday’s win, but we can only assume they’re celebrating like it’s 2007.