updated 09:50 pm EDT, Fri October 29, 2004
iTMS for Ireland delayed
Apple's plans for an were stymied at the last minute by a disagreement with the Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO), according to a Macworld UK report that says that negotiotions are stil in progress: "It appears Apple originally planned to open for business in Ireland this Tuesday, when it extended its service across Europe. These plans, however, were stymied at the last minute by a disagreement with the Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO).These disagreements have now been resolved, according to Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) sources, who told Macworld: 'We (the Irish recording industry) expected iTunes in Ireland on Tuesday, just like the other ones.' However, a spokesperson for IMRO told Macworld this morning: "We are currently negotiating with Apple," confirming that 'negotiations haven't concluded, yet.'"