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Apple Response on Norwegian ITunes Case Fails to Impress

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| "It's a consumer's right to transfer and play digital content bought and
| downloaded from the Internet to the music device he himself chooses to use.
| iTunes makes this impossible or at least difficult, and hence, they act in
| breach of Norwegian law," he said in a statement on Sept. 29, when the plan
| to submit the case to the local Market Council was announced.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/153344/.html?tk=rss_news

MP3 Store Guide: ‘Don’t buy DRM’ (like iTunes)

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| Yesterday korporate download sites HMV, Woolworths, 7digital, Digitalstores,
| Tescodigital, Tunetribe, and Play.co launched a new ‘100% MP3 compatible’
| logo devised by the Entertainment Retailers Association.
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http://www.p2pnet.net/story/17493

That leaves DRM buyers and vendors to become extinct, like the dinosaurs.


Related:

A Linux User's Perspective on the ITunes Store (and DRM in General)

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| What if tomorrow you went to Best Buy or Walmart or Sam Goody and purchased a
| CD? What if, before you left the store, the salesman told you that although
| the CD was in all other respects a standard CD, that you could only play it
| if you owned a Pioneer or Sony stereo? Would that make any sense? Would it
| make you a bit hesitant about buying music from that store again? * *
|
| Well, if you purchase music or videos from the iTunes Store,
|
| [...]
|
| With content from the iTunes Store, however, users may find themselves a bit
| stuck if they ever want to make the switch to a more open computing platform,
| such as Linux. Because none of the DRM-restricted content from the iTunes
| Store will play on Linux. And it's all because that's how Apple wants it, to
| be honest, and not because of any technical limitation. * *
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http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...he_itunes.html


Apple's latest trick to enforce digital rights

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| [...]
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| With this version of iTunes, users were finding that music
| subjected to the old download-burn-rip would no longer
| load onto their iPods.
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http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10131156.html
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