iTunes runs into trouble in Norway
Posted Jun 15, 2006 22:15 UTC (Thu) by thomask
Parent article: iTunes runs into trouble in Norway
This is geographical discrimination of consumers, and an artificial barrier to trade. Both are at odds with EU free-competition law.
That's interesting. As a citizen of the UK, I am not permitted to buy an inter-rail ticket for Europe from http://www.raileurope.com/ - only from http://www.interrail.co.uk/. Interestingly, the price difference for a youth ticket valid for 1 month seems to be $525 USD (£285) for Europeans versus $634 for non-Europeans. IANAL, but it looks as if by the same principle this would be against EU free-competition law too.
On the other hand, perhaps EU competition law is crafted in such a way that companies within the EU must always benefit. As if the EU's protectionist schemes hadn't done enough harm already...
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