Real shoots back at Apple, reaffirms commitment to Harmony

Earlier today Apple released a statement about the recent actions of RealNetorks. Accusing Real of using hacker-like tactics for its Harmony technology. Now RealNetwork's is shooting back saying "Consumers, and not Apple, should be the ones choosing what music goes on their iPod." You can't argue with that statement users should have the option to choose what goes on their iPod, but in Apples eyes it doesn't excuse what Real did.

Apple Computer Inc. issued a statement on Thursday accusing RealNetworks of hacker-like tactics for its Harmony technology that will allow content from Real's music store to be played on Apple's iPod. Several hours later RealNetworks shot back saying they have done nothing wrong and reaffirmed its commitment to developing Harmony.

"We are stunned that RealNetworks has adopted the tactics and ethics of a hacker to break into the iPod, and we are investigating the implications of their actions under the DMCA and other laws, said Apple's statement. "We strongly caution Real and their customers that when we update our iPod software from time to time it is highly likely that Real's Harmony technology will cease to work with current and future iPods. For its part Real Networks said customers have welcomed the introduction of Harmony. "Consumers, and not Apple, should be the ones choosing what music goes on their iPod," Real Networks said in a statement given to MacCentral.

News source: MacCentral

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