Norway: Apple iTunes DRM Out Of Tune With Law

Law360, New York (January 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Norway ruled on Thursday that Apple’s FairPlay music system for its iPods was nowhere near fair and ordered the company to open access to its music downloads by Oct. 1, putting even more pressure on Apple’s position in the European market.

Apple uses the FairPlay digital rights management (DRM) technology to encode songs played in its ubiquitous MP3 players and bought on its online store, iTunes. Since songs with the FairPlay DRM cannot be played on any other music device, the Consumer Ombudsman in Norway has...
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