Cupertino, Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) has settled a patent infringement
lawsuit brought by Sharing Sound, which alleged the company’s iTunes Store
infringed on its patent that describes "distribution of musical products
by a website vendor over the Internet."
Any financial terms were not
Sharing Sound sued Apple in May, as well as Microsoft, Napster,
Rhapsody, Sony, Amazon, Netflix, Wal-Mart and others over its music
TechCrunch notes that most of the other defendants, except
for Rhapsody and Kazaa owner Brilliant Digital Entertainment, have moved to
settle claims from Sharing Sound.