“Apple Computer Inc. and its iTunes shop in Norway have until June 21 to change the terms of conditions for the download of files, having been found to have broken local consumer protection law in a number of ways,” Peter Clarke reports for EE Times. “If Apple does not make its songs playable on all music devices by June 21, it faces fines which would then be followed by court action. And Apple is facing similar moves in other countries across Europe, according to reports.”
“The Consumer Council of Norway filed an original complaint against iTunes Music Store on Jan. 25 2006 and on June 6, was told it had won support for almost all its complaints. The legal decision agrees that the terms of agreement demanded by iTunes are unreasonable with respect to Section 9a of the Norwegian Marketing Control Act,” Clarke reports. “The key findings are: that iTunes has tried to impose English law on the contract; that iTunes digital rights management restricts the use of iTunes to Apple’s iPod, and that iTunes reserves the right to change unilaterally consumers’ rights to access material already purchased.”
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