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Nordic regulators to discuss legal action against Apple

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, August 15, 2006
News Categories: iPod

Consumer regulators from Norway, Denmark and Sweden will meet in Iceland this month to discuss possible legal action against Apple if the company doesn’t address their iPod and iTunes concerns. At the meeting, which will be held Aug. 24-25 in Reykjavik, the countries will discuss whether they will file a lawsuit against Apple, and whether they will address the company individually or jointly. In June, consumer agencies in the three countries claimed that Apple is violating contract and copyright laws by making iTunes Music Store downloads only compatible with the iPod. In a reply, Apple defended its restrictions and asserted that it was not willing to change its business model.

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1

Goodbye Norway, Denmark, and Sweden iTMS….

Posted by Cameron T. on August 15, 2006 at 2:09 PM (PDT)

2

goodbye apple europe…

Posted by mike on August 15, 2006 at 3:01 PM (PDT)

3

Hello universal DRM standard!  Yeah, right!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on August 15, 2006 at 8:54 PM (PDT)

4

I really don’t get it why this is happening. I mean, hasn’t this been a good bussiness situation up until now? Or has someone come along who has a bone to pick with Apple? Well whatever happens and even if ITMS Europe goes bye-bye iPods will still be sold since they can play mp3s and the ITMS isn’t the big cash cow of Apple so this is a real “Whatever!” situation

Posted by Just me on August 15, 2006 at 10:52 PM (PDT)

5

They made Microsoft unbundle internet explorer from all versions of Windows as well as a few other things Microsoft wasn’t happy to do.  I’m pretty sure Apple doesn’t have a prayer.

Posted by G on August 15, 2006 at 11:46 PM (PDT)

6

I think Apple could care less, but the Recording Industry of America might have something to say about this.

Posted by JOG on August 16, 2006 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

7

Yeah, next they are going to sue GM because their parts don’t fit Fords.

Since when did purchasing a “certain” product require it to work with all other “like” products ?

F**K off Norway, Denmark and Sweden !!!

Posted by Smitty on August 17, 2006 at 11:42 AM (PDT)

8

Hey smitty,
Speaking as a Dane. No self respecting Scandanavian would buy a shoddy GM product, save SAAB, much less a Ford.  Big gas guzzling vehicles that fall apart if you breathe on them, Riiiiight. And before you say F off to Norway you might want to pay closer attention to where your cell phone comes from. Same goes for Sweden, as in that futon you sleep on in your parents basement.
Oh and one more thing…
Du er en kaempe bunke lorte lort, knep dig selv!

Posted by G on August 19, 2006 at 9:38 PM (PDT)

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