29.1.07

Norway tells Apple to drop DRM

http://blowup.kohlberger.net/wp-content/ipoditunesdrm.jpgFirst, Norway acknoledge that the iTunes store had a breach of fundamental consumer rights, caused by the use of DRM technologies.

Now, they're threatening to file suit against Apple, Inc., if it doesn't open up it iTunes store so media can be played on non-iPod devices by October 1, 2007.

While this is good news, we must take into consideration that this isn't exactly new, and, as a matter of fact, a previous deadline for the same thing existed for June 21, 2006, and nothing happened.

Anyway, good news are good news, and I just hope to see more countries doing the same.