The plaintiffs in the class action antitrust case against Apple, which has been pending for nearly ten years since the claim was initially filed in 2005, are finally having their day in court - but already they're down by one. The class is alleging that Apple continually changed its software to stop competing music stores from allowing their music to run on iPods. By doing so, the plaintiffs allege, Apple harmed consumers and violated federal antitrust law, which prohibits business from agreeing on collusive practices that result in a restraint of trade and limit consumer options. The plaintiffs in this...

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