European regulators breathe down Apple's neck
A host of European countries are concerned about iTunes music downloads and how they only play on the iPod. The latest to speak up is Holland where the Dutch authorities have said: âWhat we want from Apple is that they remove the limitations that prevent you from playing a song you download from iTunes on any player other than an iPod. When you buy a music CD it doesnât play only on players made by Panasonic. People who download a song from iTunes shouldnât be bound to an iPod for the rest of their lives.â
I frankly don't see what the big deal is. There are so many places one can download music or purchase CDs that this should not be an issue at all. If you don't want to use iTunes don't use it.