But will this really do anything? With only 4.6 million citizens (.07% of the world population) and a declining birth rate will Apple really see this as a threat?
In a bold move against iTunes’ DRM, called Fairplay, the Norwegian Consumer Council has deemed it illegal in Norway, with France and Germany possibly following suit.
Norway isn’t happy with Apple’s DRM technology that restricts play of files downloaded from it’s iTunes Store to only iPods [when away from the computer]. Because other portable players are not allowed to play the files, Norwegian Consumer Ombudsman Bjørn Erik Thon has declared Apple’s Fairplay technology is anything but.
In the past, France decided to ban the Apple DRM and Apple pulled out of the country.