I just had to write a post about this topic, I heard it on the news yesterday and I couldn´t stop wondering what was happening here in Norway. At first I thought it was a joke, but now I understand that they (The Norwegian Consumer Council) might sue Apple Inc. and their iTunes store for breach of the Marketing Control Act.
I am well aware of iTunes questionable policy, and I agree that all downloadable music should be able to be converted to all sorts of formats and played on all sorts of steroes and mp3 players and whatever. But this is not the reason why I thought this was a joke.
About 6 months ago or so, the political elite in Norway stated that they wanted to make it illegal to convert the music that you own to other formats. This way it would be illegal to buy a cd and then convert it to mp3 and transfer it to your iPod (and you didn´t even share it with anybody). Our tiny country are the first country to start a rebellion against iTunes, it´s about time, but what is the aggenda?
Instead of claiming to sue Apple, they should just hire Jon Lech Johansen (the famous Norwegian hacker).