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Apple's Norwegian troubles could increase

Scott McNulty

Norway's Ombudsman has never been a fan of Apple's DRM. We've covered this a few times here on TUAW, but it looks like things are coming to a head. It has been decided that the iTunes DRM is illegal according to Norwegian law, and now Apple has until March to change the terms until the first legal steps will be taken against Apple.

Will this signal a massive change in Apple's DRM? Or will it mean Apple leaving Norway? Only time will tell, but I can't imagine Apple will just give up on the entire European market.

Update: Norway, as it has been pointed out, is not now, nor has it ever been, a part of the EU. Finland, however, is and they have the same issues with Apple's DRM. My apologies to our Norwegian readers.

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