Steve Jobs must face the music in court
Two hours' questioning for Apple boss
By John Oates

Lawyers for RealNetworks will get two hours to question Apple supremo Steve Jobs as part of an anti-trust case brought against iTunes.

Judge Howard Lloyd of US District Court for Northern California said Jobs could only be questioned on relevant changes to software made in October 2004.

RealNetworks claims the changes illegally locked it out of Apple iPods because its files could no longer be played on the devices.

Judge Lloyd said: "The court finds that Jobs has unique, non-repetitive, first hand knowledge about Apple's software updates in October 2004 that rendered the RealNetworks's digital music files once again inoperable with iPods", according to Reuters.

Jobs said in January that the board of directors at Apple had granted him a further medical leave of absence.

In 2009 he received a liver transplant during a six-month absence from the company. ®