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Pretzel
01-11-2005, 09:37 PM
It appears that Apple are finally opening an iTMS store in Australia
http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=/language_tools&u=http://www.apple.com/jp/ipodshuffle/shuffle.html

Down the bottom of the page it says "The iTunes Music Store is the service which is offered in the United States & Europe & Canada & Australia."

Under the present Australian Copyright laws there is no provision for 'fair use" backup or temporal shifting etc

So all music being used was technically an infringement of Copyright

But with the DRM licencing this will no longer be an issue


Would be nice to see superb new products that will be able to be used completely lawfully the Wide World Around

Pretzel
01-12-2005, 09:34 PM
Seems it was only wishful thinking based on cobbled conjecture!! :(

Whilst iPods sales are booming seems Apple just cannot seem to be commited to focus on finalising the Copyright issues
http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/business/0,39023166,39176926,00.htm

All those Downunder will have to be content being the "iPod Outlaws of the Never Never"

:mad:

lights_sound
01-13-2005, 03:25 AM
I see no porblems for Appl to start iTunes store, in australia. Telstra Bigpond, who are the leading telco in the country offer a music download service. This would only be a problem for apple if they could not do better than the $1.50 (aus) that Telstra charges for music downloads...

lights_sound