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EU Commission to rule on iTunes UK pricing

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has turned the issue of Apple’s iTunes pricing in the UK over to the European Commission, reports the BBC. This follows a complaint by Which? (formerly the Consumer Association) that Apple is charging UK consumers 20% more for song downloads than those in France and Germany (see previous report). The OFT has said that since the iTunes Music Store operates in more than three European countries, the Commission is better suited to rule on the matter. Apple has made no comment on this move, but has previously stated that it prices songs differently depending the “underlying economic model in each country.” [Thanks to MacMinute reader Dean Madden for this news tip.]

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