Apple has been ordered by means of a federal jury in Texas to pay $308.5m (about £223m) in misplaced royalties for infringing on a DRM patent owned by means of Personalised Media Communications (PMC), Bloomberg studies.

PMC in the beginning sued Apple in 2015, accusing the corporate of infringing on seven of its patents. This incorporated FairPlay, which is used to distribute encrypted content material by the use of iTunes, the App Retailer and Apple Song.

Apple secured an preliminary victory at the USA Patent Place of business, however an attraction in March 2020 took the dispute to court docket. In a remark to Bloomberg, Apple says it’s disenchanted with the verdict and can attraction in flip.

This is not the most important such wonderful levied in opposition to Apple previously one year; in November the corporate was once ordered to pay $500m to VirnetX, following a payout of $440m to the similar corporate previous in 2020.

This text in the beginning gave the impression on Macworld Sweden. Translation by means of David Value.