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Steve Jobs's 2011 testimony in Apple DRM lawsuit points finger at music labels

Whether Apple's security measures for iTunes and iPods were designed to actively shut out competitors, or simply keep record labels happy, is one of the key questions in a trial that could have Apple on the hook for $350 million. Today, Apple continued to make the case that it was fulfilling agreements it made with record labels to patch security holes, versus trying to squash competitors that wanted to create music stores of their own. That was aided by testimony from Apple's head of iTunes software, and incidentally by segments of a deposition of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs filmed months before his death in 2011.

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