Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 09:56 UTC
In the News If you don't live in the US, this is a pretty common source of irritation: US companies charging crazy markups on products sold in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the rest of the world. The Australian government has had enough of this practice, and started an inquiry into the matter. Yesterday (or today? Timezones confuse me) Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe had to answer questions in a public hearing.
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lustyd
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2008-06-19

To be fair Apple do just add their 30% to everything in iTunes and allow the content owner to set the price so I think the point that their sidestepping is legitimate is a good one. I don't think the article lumped them together on purpose though

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

To be fair Apple do just add their 30% to everything in iTunes and allow the content owner to set the price so I think the point that their sidestepping is legitimate is a good one. I don't think the article lumped them together on purpose though



To be fair I can add an independent repository such as f-droid on my Android tablet. F-droid adds 0% on top of the 0$ asking price.


https://f-droid.org/

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lustyd Member since:
2008-06-19

Well that's just smashing, how many songs and movies are in that repository? Given that was what we were talking about I assume there must be loads otherwise you'd look like a fool on the Internet in front of everyone!

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