Friday, August 06, 2004

VIRGIN TAKES ON THE iPOD: The first court battle between old and new music retailers looks likely to take place in France, where Virgin Mega - the online wing of the Virgin Megastores business - is lodging a complaint with the French Comeptition Council that the iPod is anti-competitive. The Virgin beef is that Apple won't allow other companies access to their copy-protection technology, which Virgin says makes the iPod a block to free competition - although since iPods also play MP3s, there's nothing to stop Virgin Mega selling music for them, is there? It's just they choose not to.

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