Friday, January 26, 2007

EU consumer groups join forces in DRM battle

Bjørn Erik ThonConsumer ombudsmen and campaigning groups in Norway, Finland, France and Germany have joined forces in an effort to force iTunes and other digital music stores to use interoperable Digital Rights Management systems. They are also insisting that Apple remove onerous contract clauses that deny consumers their rights under national law.

Combined with recent APIG and Gowers labelling recommendations, companies selling locked-up media are going to have to treat their customers much more carefully in future.

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