"The Apple iPod iTunes Anti-Trust Litigation"

Filing 409

Declaration of Eddy Cue in Support of 408 Reply to Response to Motion filed by Apple Inc.. (Related document(s) 408 ) (Scott, Michael) (Filed on 12/23/2010) Modified on 12/27/2010 (cv, COURT STAFF).

"The Apple iPod iTunes Anti-Trust Litigation" Doc. 409 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R o b e r t A . Mittelstaedt #60359 ramittelstaedt@jonesday.com Craig E. S t e w a r t #129530 cestewart@jonesday.com D a v i d C. K i e r n a n #215335 dkiernan@jonesday.com M i c h a e l T. Scott #255282 michaelscott@jonesday.com JONES D A Y 555 C a l i f o r n i a S t r e e t , 2 6 t h F l o o r S a n Francisco, C A 94104 Telephone: (415) 6 2 6 - 3 9 3 9 Facsimile: (415) 875-5700 Attorneys for Defendant A P P L E INC. UNITED STATES D I S T R I C T C O U R T N O R T H E R N D I S T R I C T OF C A L I F O R N I A S A N JOSE DIVISION 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 T H E A P P L E iPOD iTUNES A N T I - T R U S T LITIGATION. Case N o . C 05-00037 J W ( H R L ) [CLASS A C T I O N ] DECLARATION OF EDDY CUE IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT'S RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS' AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL Judge: Date: Time: Place: Honorable H o w a r d R. L l o y d January 18, 2011 1 0 : 0 0 a.m. C o u r t r o o m 2_5 th F l o o r 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 I, E d d y Cue, declare as follows: 1. I a m V i c e P r e s i d e n t , I n t e r n e t S e r v i c e s a t A p p l e Inc. ( " A p p l e " ) . I h a v e h e l d t h i s p o s i t i o n s i n c e A u g u s t 2008. I h a v e h a d responsibility for t h e i T u n e s S t o r e since 2003. 2. I s u b m i t this declaration i n s u p p o r t o f D e f e n d a n t ' s R e s p o n s e t o Plaintiffs' - 1Decl. ISO Dependent's Response to Plaintiffs' Amended Administrative Motion to Seal C 05 00037 JW (HRL) Dockets.Justia.com I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Amended Administrative Motion to File Under Seal Portions o f Plaintiffs' Opposition to Apple Inc. 's M o t i o n for Protective Order Preventing Deposition o f Steve Jobs, Portions o f the B e m a y Declaration a n d Exhibits 1-4 and 6-11 Pursuant to Local Rule 79-5(b) and (c) ("Administrative M o t i o n " ) . T h e facts s t a t e d i n t h i s d e c l a r a t i o n are t r u e a n d b a s e d u p o n m y o w n p e r s o n a l knowledge, and i f called t o testify to them, I would competently do so. 3. The r e l i e f requested in the Administrative Motion is necessary and narrowly t a i l o r e d to p r o t e c t Apple's h i g h l y confidential a n d commercially sensitive b u s i n e s s information. The redacted portions o f the Plaintiffs' Opposition (Dkt. 404) and the B e m a y Declaration (Dkt. 4 0 5 ) c o n t a i n highly confidential a n d sensitive i n f o r m a t i o n t h a t m u s t b e k e p t c o n f i d e n t i a l i n o r d e r t o a v o i d c a u s i n g s u b s t a n t i a l h a r m t o Apple. T h e r e d a c t i o n s s p e c i f i c a l l y r e l a t e t o (1) s e n s i t i v e contract terms and communications with record labels; (2) updates to Apple's FairPlay digital rights management technology; and (3) business decisions and strategy at Apple. 4. Pages 4 and 10-11 o f Plaintiffs' Opposition (Dkt. 404) and Exhibits 1 and 6-7 to t h e B e m a y D e c l a r a t i o n (Dkt. 4 0 5 ) c o n t a i n h i g h l y c o n f i d e n t i a l a n d c o m m e r c i a l l y s e n s i t i v e b u s i n e s s i n f o r m a t i o n , i n c l u d i n g i n f o r m a t i o n r e g a r d i n g sensitive c o n t r a c t t e r m s a n d c o m m u n i c a t i o n s w i t h r e c o r d labels. 5. Apple's practices are that such information is to b e kept highly confidential and must not be publicly disclosed. A p p l e ' s contracts with record labels are subject t o confidentiality provisions a n d were produced to plaintiffs pursuant to the Stipulation and Protective Order Regarding Confidential Information entered June 1 3 , 2 0 0 7 ("Protective Order," Dkt. 112). Similarly, A p p l e ' s c o m m u n i c a t i o n s w i t h t h e r e c o r d labels c o n t a i n highly c o n f i d e n t i a l , c o m m e r c i a l l y sensitive business i n f o r m a t i o n a n d w e r e p r o d u c e d plaintiffs p u r s u a n t to t h e P r o t e c t i v e Order. T h e public disclosure o f this highly confidential i n f o r m a t i o n w o u l d c a u s e s u b s t a n t i a l h a r m t o Apple. 6. Pages 4-8 o f Plaintiffs' Opposition (Dkt. 404) and Page 1 and Exhibits 2, 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10, and 11 to the B e m a y Declaration (Dkt. 405) contain highly confidential and c o m m e r c i a l l y sensitive business information, including i n f o r m a t i o n r e g a r d i n g u p d a t e s to A p p l e ' s F a i r P l a y D R M technology. -2Dec!. ISO Defendant's Response to Plaintiffs' Amended Administrative Motion to Seal C 05 00037 JW (HRL) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 7. Apple's practices are that such infonnation is to b e kept higWy confidential and must not be publicly disclosed. FairPlay technology is a higWy protected trade secret, and Apple uses physical and electronic controls to protect it. The efficacy o f FairPlay is dependent o n the c o n f i d e n t i a l i t y o f i n f o n n a t i o n r e g a r d i n g i t s o p e r a t i o n and m a i n t e n a n c e . Only a f e w A p p l e e m p l o y e e s h a v e a c c e s s to a n d w o r k o n F a i r P l a y technology, a n d t h e y w o r k i n a r e s t r i c t e d a r e a a t Apple's headquarters. The public disclosure o f this higWy confidential infonnation would cause s u b s t a n t i a l h a r m t o Apple. 8. Pages i, 1 , 3 , 6 - 9 , and 11-12 o f Plaintiffs' Opposition (Dkt. 404) and Page 2 and Exhibits 2, 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10, and 11 to the Bernay Declaration (Dkt. 405) contain higWy c o n f i d e n t i a l a n d c o m m e r c i a l l y sensitive b u s i n e s s i n f o n n a t i o n , i n c l u d i n g i n f o n n a t i o n r e l a t i n g t o b u s i n e s s d e c i s i o n s a n d strategy a t Apple. 9. Apple's practices are that such infonnation is to be kept higWy confidential and must not be publicly disclosed. The infonnation was produced to plaintiffs pursuant to the P r o t e c t i v e Order. T h e i n f o n n a t i o n p r o d u c e d t o p l a i n t i f f s i s n o n - p u b l i c i n f o n n a t i o n from a p u b l i c c o m p a n y t h a t s h o u l d r e m a i n confidential. H a r m to A p p l e w o u l d r e s u l t f r o m t h e p u b l i c d i s c l o s u r e o f t h e r e d a c t e d i n f o n n a t i o n c o n t a i n e d i n t h e s e documents. T h e p u b l i c d i s c l o s u r e o f i n f o n n a t i o n r e g a r d i n g A p p l e ' s b u s i n e s s d e c i s i o n s a n d strategies w o u l d p u t A p p l e a t a s i g n i f i c a n t b u s i n e s s disadvantage. I d e c l a r e u n d e r p e n a l t y o f perjury u n d e r the l a w s o f the U n i t e d States a n d the State o f California t h a t the foregoing is true and correct. E x e c u t e d t h i s 2 2 n d day o f D e c e m b e r , 2 0 1 0 i n 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 iJJ;0' ~a. E d d y Cue SFI-657739vl -3- Decl. ISO D e f e n d a n t ' s Response to Plaintiffs' Amended Administrative Motion to Seal C 05 00037 JW (HRL)