After deliberating for just a few hours, a federal jury found in favor of Apple in a $1 billion class-action lawsuit brought over alleged anti-competitive behavior in relation to the iPod music player and iTunes music store. Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued that Apple's restrictive software environment (DRM) and price structure amounted to anticompetitive behavior, designed to push competitors out of the portable music market. Apple countered, arguing that the software was necessary to protect intellectual property and were part of a larger set of features that made Apple's offerings more attractive to consumers. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said they...

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