Apple's iTunes an outlaw in Norway
January 24, 2007 4:21 PM PST
Regulators in Norway have deemed Apple's iTunes Store illegal in their country because the songs won't work on anything but an iPod, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.
The report said that Apple has to allow other companies access to iTunes songs by October 1 or further legal action will ensue, which could involve a shutdown of the site if taken all the way. European regulators have been taking a hard look at Apple's music business recently, with news earlier this week that France and Germany are conducting simliar investigations.
Apple has so far been able to keep the iTunes Store up and running in Europe, after an attempt by the French to pass a law mandating interoperability failed. The company told the Financial Times that "Apple hopes that European governments will encourage a competitive environment that lets innovation thrive, protects intellectual property and allows consumers to decide which products are successful."
Posted by Tom Krazit
Sorry guys looks like Apple is now just as evil as Microsoft. But in the other hand the Microsoft helps most corps.