Apples Asks Judge to Dismiss Music Antitrust Suit

A federal judge was asked by Apple Inc. to dismiss a consumer antitrust lawsuit claiming the company limited choice by linking iPod music downloading to its iTunes music store. Robert Mittelstaedt, an attorney for the Cupertino, California-based company, told U.S. District Judge James Ware in San Jose, California, that blocking iPod music downloads that used competitors’ software was intended to improve downloading quality for iTunes customers.