Those Europeans are fast! Just one whole day after Apple and EMI announced they’d be offering DRM-free tracks on the iTunes Music Store, the European Union comes in to crap all over Apple’s parade. This time around, it’s accusing Apple and “The Big 4” record companies over iTMS purchasing options. Those eurocats don’t like the fact that you have to buy from your own country’s store on iTunes and that prices are higher in countries like Great Britain.
Apple goes on the defensive, saying that it’s totally out of its control and that they wanted a Europe-wide store but the records companies wouldn’t have any of that. Come on EU. Apple is doing some good and the EMI thing is huge. Lay off and see if the rest of the companies follow suit.
Report: EU Launches ITunes Probe [Breit Bart]