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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Recording Industry is the Culprit, EU Says

Me, in WinInfo:
A day after revealing that it had sent a statement of objections to Apple and the four largest record companies, European Union (EU) antitrust regulators said that the recording industry was the real target of its charges. The EU has alleged that the recording industry and Apple are engaged in unfair pricing of songs sold via Apple's iTunes Store.

"This is an arrangement imposed on Apple by the record companies," an EU spokesperson said Tuesday, agreeing with comments made by Apple spokespeople a day earlier. "The main focus of our attention is the major record companies."
I have to admit, when Apple immediately fingered the recording industry yesterday, I found that a tad off, given that they're partners and so forth. But clearly the EU agrees. My guess is we're going to see standardized pricing across the EU shortly.

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