Apple is dealing with a class-action law suit on its FairPlay security feature. The feature was released merely to secure iPods from malware and other doubtful content.
The lawsuit claims that the largest software company deleted music of its competitor from users’ iPhone. The suit alleges that the company regularly deleted music without the permission of users from the year 2007 to 2009. The lawsuit includes all the iPods like iPod shuffle, iPod touch and iPod nano.
Around 8 million iPod users say that Apple violated the rights of rivals in music industry. The firm performed the illegal action in order to increase the sales of iTunes.
The security feature works like a virus for this particular purpose. Whenever an iPod users download a song from the iTunes rivals, the feature compel him to reset the iPod. Once the iPod was restored, the security feature removes all the song of its rival from the iPod.
Recently, apple requested the judge to review the lawsuit since the firm is unable to verify the sale dates a few iPods. Earlier, the case ordered that Apple has to submit the purchase date of iPods sold during September 2007 to March 2009.
The main problem arises when a person claims the purchase of the iPod in a year and the company is unable to confirm it. For example, the serial number mentioned on the iPod touch shows that the iPod was purchased it in the month of July of 2009. However, the person says that he bought the iPod in December 2008. Hence, Apple has to asked several questions from the owner of the iPod to confirm the year.