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Norway Taking Apple to Court Over DRM

The battle between Norway and Apple over its Fairplay digital rights management escalated on Monday, with the country’s consumer ombudsman Erik Thon saying he would approach the Norweigian court about intervening in the matter.

The two sides have been at odds since August 2006, when Norway first indicated that Apple’s closed system violated its laws. Thon ruled in January 2007 that the company’s refusal to open up iTunes was illegal. Jobs then called for the end of DRM altogether in an likely effort to save face.

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