“Apple Computer’s new iTunes movie service will not be available in much of Asia and there is no prospect of its roll-out in the near future, a company spokesman said,” AFP reports.
AFP reports, “Fears of piracy, which is rampant in much of Asia, and a tangle over licensing agreements with record and movie companies means the world’s fastest growing digital market has been shut out. ‘We cannot comment on the specifics but it is true that iTunes is not available in Asia,’ Tony Li, Apple’s marketing director for Asia, said Wednesday. ‘That goes for music and movies.'”
“In the Asia-Pacific region, iTunes is available only in Australia and Japan, the world’s second largest consumer of music after the United States,” AFP reports.
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