Apple Referred To Norwegian Council Over ITunes

Law360, New York (September 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Norwegian government's Market Council is set to take a close look at Apple Inc.'s decision to make songs from its iTunes music store play only on the iPod, a move that is seen as a test case for other European countries that believe Apple's practice violates their laws.

Norway's consumer ombudsmen Bjoern Erik Thon said Monday that he has referred Apple to the Market Council, which has the legal authority to order companies to change their trade practices in Norway and can order fines if...
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