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Norway: Apple Is Shifting Blame On DRM Issues

Law360 (February 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In response to Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs’ comments addressing iTunes’ antitrust issues, Norway’s Consumer Council said on Wednesday that though it praised the company for taking the issue seriously, Apple was hiding behind record companies instead of examining the key issues.

Apple uses FairPlay DRM technology to encode songs played in its ubiquitous MP3 players and bought on its online store. Since songs with FairPlay DRM cannot be played on any other music device, the Consumer Ombudsman in Norway has ruled that it violates Norway’s...
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