Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th May 2010 15:34 UTC
Legal Well, this was as inevitable as the tides rolling in. The New York Times is reporting that the US Department of Justice is investigating Apple's tactics in the digital music market. The antitrust probe is still in an early phase, and is said to focus on "the dynamics of selling music online".
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RE[5]: Hmm...
by darknexus on Thu 27th May 2010 16:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Hmm..."
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Not true. Apple requires all audio books to have DRM and content providers have no say in it.

Don't twist things. Audiobook producers cannot sell their audiobooks on iTunes (stupid, imho) Apple goes exclusively through Audible are the ones requiring DRM and giving the authors and other providers no say in it. Apple cannot, legally, remove DRM from their audiobooks until audible says they can. Audible refuses, they won't even allow an author who sells their books directly through audible to have DRM-free files even if said author wishes to do so. You want DRM-free audiobooks on iTunes, go after the real problem: Audible. Either that, or help Apple contracts with another audiobook provider when it comes time.

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