Apple set to resolve EU iTunes Store pricing case

“Apple will soon announce steps to resolve European Commission charges that its iTunes stores broke EU rules by setting prices country by country in Europe, people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday,” David Lawsky reports for Reuters.

“The announcement may come later on Tuesday or at the latest by Thursday, the sources said,” Lawsky reports. “After that, the European Union competition regulator is expected to announce that it is closing the long-running case involving the pricing of online sales of music and video used in the popular iPod personal audiovisual player.”

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MacDailyNews Note: Last September, Peter Lattman reported for The Wall Street Journal, “‘Apple has always wanted to operate a single pan-European iTunes Store accessible by anyone from any member state,’ said an Apple spokesman. ‘We don’t think Apple did anything to violate EU law.’ An EU spokesman also blamed the record labels, two of which are owned by European companies, for this situation. He told the WSJ in April that regulators considered Apple to be more a victim than a culprit. ‘This is an arrangement imposed on Apple by the record companies,’ the spokesman said. ‘The main focus of our attention is the major record companies.'”


  1. @Marko
    You guys don’t have iTunes Store? Good thing I don’t live on south side of the bay ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    BTW: I wonder what Apple/EU/somebody is gonna do to get iTunes Store pan-European (including video distribution) ?

  2. What’s with this site not loading properly?

    Am I the only one who has to reload the page, often several times, to get the article to appear? All the ads show up, as do the comments, but no article. 🙁

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