What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander
Back in the day, Real successfully invoked the DMCA against Streambox in order to obtain a preliminary injunction. (link thanks to Ernie.)
Now, Apple is talking up the same game plan against Real. Real recently announced the release of Harmony Technology for Real Player which promises interoperability with the iPod. Apple, of course, isn't too stoked about Real offering an alternative music delivery scheme.
Queue Fighting Music.
Should be interesting to see how this all plays out.