Norway Drops Complaint Against Apple Now That Apple Dropped DRM In iTunes

from the no-problem-with-movies-then? dept

We never quite understood Norway's legal attack on Apple for its use of DRM in iTunes. Sure, using DRM was annoying and bad, but users had the choice to buy from iTunes or not, and it didn't make any sense for a government to get involved. That said, it's nice to see the government now drop the complaints after Apple announced it was dropping DRM on music files in iTunes. Still, if Norway is so upset about DRM, why isn't it still pissed off about Apple using DRM in many other areas?
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    Yosi, 5 Feb 2009 @ 2:01am

    Maybe because "other areas" are your imagination?

    Mike, despite the fact, that I generally share your point of view on DRM, I would call BS on (most of) EFF's whining.

    "Apple uses DRM to lock iPhones to AT&T and Apple's iTunes App Store; " - US-specific problem.

    ".. prevent recent iPods from syncing with software other than iTunes .." - what does it have to do with DRM? The only real problem here is that it doesn't work on linux. Take (free) vmware and run (near-free) windows there. Problem solved.

    "prevent OS X from loading on generic Intel machines". Not a problem AT ALL. Does Apple have any kind of obligation to support Non-Apple machines? I guess no.

    The complains about movies and audiobooks in iTunes are real, but such amount of BS doesn't add credibility.

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