Why we are forced to use one music store??

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Mydel, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Mydel macrumors 6502a

    Mydel

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    I have a stupid question. Maybe someone had that problem before. I have an account in US iTMS but a lot of songs I would like to buy are in Swedish, UK and Canadian. Why cant we buy it?? What is the problem?? :mad:
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I think a key reason is one of copyright – Apple had to negotiate deals with the record labels on a country by country basis. Just because they have the rights to sell a song in the US doesn't mean that they have the rights to sell the same song in the UK or Italy.
     
  3. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    It has to do with the legal agreements between record labels and such. Some authorize to be sold only in that particular store, so only people registered in that store can buy them. It sounds dumb but it's basically just legal mumbo jumbo :eek:
     
  4. Mydel thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! I thought so, but still its strange that I have to use twwo different credit cards to buy two songs from the same label. its like some albums /EMI, Sony/ are avalible on US and some on UK iTMS. Thats straight way to piracy :rolleyes:
     

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