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Apple plans multi-country European launch in October

updated 11:30 am EDT, Wed September 29, 2004

EuroiTunes expansion

Apple is planning the next wave of expansion for its iTunes Music Store with a , as announced previously. According to a Reuters report, Apple said that that the launch would include more than five new countries in the next wave of stores--a "good portion of Western Europe". The report also notes that Apple has had some trouble with European licensing: "Europe's notoriously cumbersome red tape and the multiplicity of languages have also made it a tougher market to crack. And Apple acknowledged on Wednesday it is having difficulty sourcing local repertoire from the music labels in some countries."




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  1. deckard97

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    What about Canada?

    Perhaps you've heard of us, go up north, can't miss us. No weird languages or crazy licensing issues, I promise.

  1. AboveDesign

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Canada wants iTunes !

    Are our laws that restrictive to keep us out of the iTunes family for so long ? Cripes that is annoying.....

  1. hybrid

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Quite the opposite...

    We pay "blank media tariffs" to the Canadian Private Copying Collective.

    http://www.cpcc.ca/english/currentTariff.htm

    The extra fees on blank media are intended to compensate recording artists and songwriters for "private copying" of their products. This implicitly gives us permission to keep on copying.

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