Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Steve Jobs and Apple find an Ally in Former Enemy


The extremely progressive people of Norway have already replied to Steve Jobs revolutionary statement petitioning the end of DRM yesterday. It is the first official response to the head of Apple.

The statement came from the Norwegian Consumer Council's Torgeir Waterhouse and it said the following;

"We’re happy to see Steve Jobs take on the responsibility that follows from Apple’s role as one of the leading companies in the digital sphere and comment on the complaint issued by the Norwegian Consumer Council.

Our concern is of course that it’s Apple and [the] iTunes Music Store [that] should be addressing the issue of record companies and DRM themselves if it needs to be addressed - and as we’ve stated earlier it’s iTunes Music Store that’s providing a service to the consumers and therefore has the responsibility to offer up a consumer friendly product."

So their is no doubt that Norway sides with Steve Jobs.

The Norwegian Consumer Council had launched a formal complaint to Apple's iTunes music service back on the 25th of January of 2006 claiming that iTunes was "an example of a general trend which is increasingly restricting consumer rights."

I love it when former enemies become allies.

Cheers,
Christian

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