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Apple files second copyright suit against Creative

Apple has filed a second copyright lawsuit and a U.S. trade complaint against Creative Technology, according to Channel NewsAsia. “In its latest lawsuit, Apple claims Creative is infringing three patents relating to using icons, and displaying and editing data,” reports the publication. “It is asking for cash damages and a court order to stop Creative from further breaches. At the same time, Apple wants the International Trade Commission in Washington to block imports of Creative’s music players.” Creative sued Apple last month for infringing on its “Zen Patent.” Following the company’s legal actions, Apple countersued Creative.

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What is your source?  I assume you mean the RIO PMP300 Flash player?  The following review seems to disagree.

“While mp3 music can contain artist and title information, the Rio does not show any of this on the display, referring to the tracks simply as 01, 02, etc. The filenames are still preserved however for viewing via the Rio Manager.”

Thus, it does not automagically sort the files and display them for selection based on meta-tag data.  This is what Creative patented and Apple attempted to patent.

Posted by MikeTV on June 6, 2006 at 6:51 PM (CDT)


Do not mess with Apple. (Moral of the story!)

Posted by Kevin Duvall on June 6, 2006 at 10:51 PM (CDT)


Note to self:  Avoid getting on Apple’s bad side.

Posted by John Doe on June 7, 2006 at 12:33 AM (CDT)



Posted by Stephen Dunlap on June 7, 2006 at 3:51 AM (CDT)


Considering that Apple controls, what, 80%-85% of the DAP market in the U.S., do you REALLY THINK that Creative gives a rat’s ass about these Apple lawsuits?

Apple has significantly more to lose in this catfight than Creative does. Assuming Apple does force Creative to suspend Zen sales in the U.S., Creative getting a chunk of EVERY iPod sale, present, future AND past, will MORE than make up for it.

Now again, who’s lawyers are the desperate ones?

Posted by flatline response on June 7, 2006 at 10:11 AM (CDT)


Every time some one sues apple, God kills a kitten.

corporate bickering: a fight to the death!

Posted by Eric on June 8, 2006 at 3:57 PM (CDT)


even though ZVM is a superior product, according to many reviewer.  I don’t care… the reason why i love i pod is because of the look, itunes, and the many many uncountable, unlimited amount of accessories… Everywhere i go now they have a bunch of ipod accessories. A whole cart in the mall has it now… Anything you need they have it or they will make it…

Think about it, if Creative win (i really don’t think so) and they said they want Apple to stop selling ipods, what would happen to all these companies that has invested so much money for ipod accessories???  I’ve seen so much new ipod speakers from the crappy one to the high quality one.

Posted by kukukakiku on June 10, 2006 at 2:32 PM (CDT)

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