updated 09:45 am EDT, Wed September 15, 2004
Apple iTunes UK under fire
Apple's iTunes music download service has been by the Consumers' Association, according to the BBC: "The group accused the service of charging UK-based customers nearly 20% more than those with addresses and payment details in France or Germany. The group has written to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) asking it to investigate iTunes for possible breaches of EU competition rules. Apple said its prices should be compared with other UK music downloads...The Consumers' Association said that while iTunes charges UK based customers 79p to download one track, customers in France or Germany only have to pay 99 euro cents - the equivalent of 67p."