France vs. iTunes

Oh those Europeans. In another development in the European landscape regarding ‘anti-competitive’ practices, Apple’s iTunes music store is now squarely in the crosshairs of French law makers. It would seem as though iTunes is a little too closed (or do they just mean popular?) for its own good and, well, that’s just not acceptable. Law may soon require that Apple open up the DRM in the songs it sells on the iTunes music store to work with other digital audio players. It’ll be interesting to see if they’ll sell MP3 encoded songs as opposed to their AAC encoded ones. I mean, most non-iPod players out there can’t play AAC encoded audio anyways.

France moves forward with law challenging Apple

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