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Apple Gets Reprieve from EU Competition Commission?

Mat Lu

We have previously told you about some of Apple's difficulties in certain European countries regarding putatively anti-competitive actions in tying together the iPod and iTunes. Now Macworld UK is reporting that the EU doesn't see any reason to pursue prosecution against Apple's use of DRM.

Although Norway, one of the most staunchly anti-iTunes countries, is not formally part of the EU, as IGM notes, it is part of EEA and thus would presumably be bound by any Europe-wide legal judgment. This suggests that Apple would have legal recourse against Norway, France, Germany, etc. if national regulators attempted to shut down iTunes.

[Via IGM]

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