Apple denies breaking EU competition law

Apple denied Tuesday breaking European Union competition laws by charging different prices on its iTunes websites for music downloads in different countries.

Apple denies breaking EU competition law

Apple denied Tuesday breaking European Union competitionlaws by charging different prices on its iTunes websites for music downloads indifferent countries.

"We don't believe Apple did anything to violate EU law," astatement said.

"Apple has always wanted to operate a single, pan-European iTunes storeaccessible by anyone from any member state, but we were advised by the musiclabels and publishers that there were certain legal limits to the rights theycould grant us," the company said.

A spokesman for the European Commission-- the EU's executive body and top competition regulator -- expressed concernMonday that Apple might be infringing the law by imposing "territorialrestrictions" on music downloads.

European consumers are only able to download music from the iTunes site intheir country of residence and prices differ from country to country within the27-nation European Union.

On Friday, the Commission sent a "statement of objections" toApple and unnamed "major record companies", the first formal step Brussels takes inanti-trust procedures.

"We will continue to work with the EU to resolve this matter,"Apple said in its statement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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