Apple’s legal response isn’t sufficient for Norwegian officials

Thu, Nov 6, 2008

Analysis, Legal, News

Apple’s answer to a legal proceeding in Norway has failed to impress Norwegian officials, and the case will most likely come before the country’s Market Counsel.  The legal proceeding was initially initiated by a Norwegian consumer advocate who took issue with Apple’s failure to open up its iTunes store to other music players.  It’s not quite clear how this will play out because Apple introduced DRM-free songs for $1.29 on the iTunes store last March.  The problem is that the only major label that offers DRM-free songs on the iTunes store is EMI.  So while the launch of iTunes Plus was viewed as a positive step forward, the limited number of songs available still have consumer watchdogs in Norway complaining.

PcWorld has the full scoop here.



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