“The European Commission is probing Apple Computer Inc. over the pricing of music sold by its iTunes online store, but not its interoperability with other online music software,” MarketWatch reports. “‘We are only investigating price divergences’ concerning iTunes, said E.U. Competition spokesman Jonathan Todd.”
MarketWatch reports, “In February, 2005, the Commission said it’s investigating whether Apple is overcharging U.K. customers for iTunes songs. The U.S.-based computer company charges 79 pence per song downloaded from the Internet in the U.K. and EUR0.99 on the continent. The latter is 20% cheaper. U.K. residents can’t download songs from the non-U.K. Web page. ‘The investigation is in the early stages,’ Todd said at the time.”
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European Commission probes charges that Apple iTunes Music Store is ‘ripping off’ UK consumers – February 25, 2005