Real Reveals Real Apple Legal Threat

Real Networks has admitted its move to make tracks acquired through its US-only Rhapsody music service puts the company at risk of a legal suit by Apple. In the company's Securities and Exchange report on its financial performance which was filed yesterday, the company warns: "If Apple decides to commence litigation against us in order to prevent interoperation with its products, we may be forced to spend money defending their legal challenge, which could harm our operating results."

News source: Macworld | UK

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Apple's refusal to let them in the door is what makes me shy away from the iPod more so than anything else. I used to depise real products, but they have some good things happening now. Real Player 10.5 is a very capable player and their music store is one of the better ones on the web.