CUPERTINO, California – More than 3 years after his death, a video of Steve Jobs giving his testimony on behalf of Apple was shown in a California courtroom. Jobs testified in defense of Apple, who is fighting a class-action lawsuit which accuses them of fixing music prices by forcing their users to use the iPod music players. Given the relative age of Jobs testimony video, this lawsuit has been in the mist for years.
Steve Jobs Testifies In Court For Apple 3 Years After His Death
In Apple’s defense, Jobs spoke about the company’s fears of having their software hacked by outside sources, which could put their contracts in jeopardy with the record companies. Apple had secured a lucrative license agreement with the record companies that worked closely with the iTunes Store, and it could have put the software company’s finances at risk. There were even third party competitors that were working hard to unlock their devices and songs to be compatible with the iTunes Store as well. All of this was the center of the controversy.
As the court room watched the recorded testimony, given by Jobs in 2011, there was nearly pure silence. This footage was rarely seen since his death, and was the first time that it was presented in court. The fact that a dead man’s recorded testimony can still be used in court gave Jobs a reach from beyond the grave to provide support for the world leading company he created more than 30 years ago.
Jobs went on in the video to discuss how Apple worked hard to ensure that the digital music stored on their iPods could not be as easily duplicated and pirated as other sources. At that time the music industry was still learning how to operate in the digital music realm, and the trust between companies was shaky at best. Nowadays digital music seems to be the mainstream format, my how the times have changed thanks in part to Apple.
Steve Jobs Testifies In Court For Apple 3 Years After His Death.