Thursday, January 25, 2007

Norwegian Ombudsman: iTunes illegal

This story has been doing the rounds for the past week or so, so it is interesting the FT should pick it up now.

"Apple was dealt a blow in Europe on Wednesday when Norway’s powerful consumer ombudsman ruled that its iTunes online music store was illegal because it did not allow downloaded songs to be played on rival technology companies’ devices.

The decision is the first time any jurisdiction has concluded iTunes breaks its consumer protection laws and could prompt other European countries to review the situation."

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