Apple Responds to Scandinavian Antitrust Inquiry

Law360, New York (August 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Apple Computer Inc. has met a deadline imposed by a Scandinavian federal consumer agency to respond to claims that it is violating antitrust laws by not making songs purchased on its online music store compatible with other brands’ mp3 players.

Agencies in Norway, Denmark and Sweden had all imposed deadlines in an effort to pressure the iPod maker into opening up competition in the online music market.

The agencies received a 50-page letter in the mail from Apple, which Scandinavian authorities will review to make sure...
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