Another day, another lawsuit. Apple is being sued by a couple of customers claiming that locking the handset to AT&T’s wireless network violates the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, reports “CNET.”
Zach Ward and Thomas Buchar filed a putative class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Northern California on Friday alleging that the tech giant violated antitrust laws by locking iPhone buyers into voice and data contracts with AT&T Mobility. The plaintiffs claim that Apple violated the Sherman Act’s prohibition on monopolization by not obtaining consumers’ contractual consent to have their iPhones locked when the tech giant entered into a five-year exclusivity agreement with the wireless carrier in 2007
Read more at http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57536889-37/apple-sued-over-deal-locking-iphone-to-at-t-network/ .