Apple looks to begin selling iTunes Store music across 27-nation European Union

“Apple Inc. said it may start selling digital music via its iTunes music store throughout the 27-nation European Union as long as the company can obtain licensing rights from publishers and music royalty collecting societies,” Matthew Newman reports for Bloomberg.

“The European Commission, the EU’s antitrust authority in Brussels, has sought to promote an EU-wide market for music downloads. Currently, it’s impossible for consumers in some countries, such as Poland, Bulgaria and Slovenia, to buy digital music from any iTunes store in Europe,” Newman reports.

“The problem comes from the lack of pan-European music licenses, which are currently subject to territorial restrictions,” Newman reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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