“Apple Computer Inc. has settled a dispute that was keeping the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” off its iTunes music store in Britain. The song, released Monday, initially was not available as a download from iTunes, reportedly because Apple declined to sell the song for more than the service’s 79 pence ($1.52) base price. Rivals including HMV and Napster are selling the song for 1.49 pounds ($2.86), the price requested by the Band Aid Trust,” The Associated Press reports.
“Apple said Wednesday it would sell the single for 79 pence and donate the difference to the Band Aid famine-relief charity. It quickly became the best-selling iTunes download in Britain,” The Associated Press reports. “Apple’s decision sparked criticism from its competitors. Napster said it was ‘disappointed they’ve chosen to use the biggest charity event of the year to undercut every other music retailer in the U.K.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Napster, it’s called competition. You guys should try it some time.