iTunes Music Store Europe held up by red tape

“Old-fashioned red tape is delaying the eagerly awaited European launch of Apple Computers’ (nasdaq: AAPL -news – people) Internet music store iTunes, a company official said on Saturday.

A maze of licensing contracts, music release dates that differ by country and incompatible billing systems have combined to sidetrack the service, which many recording executives still hope will make its European debut in the first half of 2004.”

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