“Old-fashioned red tape is delaying the eagerly awaited European launch of Apple Computers’ 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,” Bernhard Warner reports for Reuters.
“‘We will be here this year. I’m not going to announce the date at this time, but we are working very hard,’ Eddy Cue, vice president of applications and Internet services for Apple, said at the annual MidemNet music conference on the French Riviera,” Warner reports.
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