Apple sued over iTunes UI

Vermont developer Contois Music & Technology filed a suit against Apple Computer last week over the interface for Apple’s iTunes- alleging that owner David Contois’ demos of an early interface for ‘controlling media playback’ at trade events between ’95 and ’96 were hijacked by future Apple employees. Although this really seems a case of ‘too little, too late’ to me, one has to wonder how this could affect the future of the popular MP3 jukebox- which (as noted in this post by Eric Dolecki paraphrasing a recent Adam Curry podcast) seems poised to take on the podcasting wave by storm in short order.