EU scrutinizing record labels over potential deals with Apple streaming music service

2»

Comments

  • Reply 21 of 28
    singularitysingularity Posts: 1,328member
    gatorguy wrote: »
    freerange wrote: »
    Apple will end up winning the iBooks appeal. .
    Apple didn't appeal anything with the EU. They simply buckled for the most part, agreeing to the changes EU authorities were demanding to avoid antitrust charges. Fortunately by not letting it go any further the agreement terms were time-limited which may allow Apple to redo a few of the contracts sometime soon.
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/13/apple-settles-with-eu-over-ebook-pricing-hands-amazon-a-victory/

    This may be the third on-going EU-wide investigation of Apple practices initiated in just the last two years, with a few others begun or completed by individual member countries. All of the big three, Apple, Google and Microsoft, will be under the microscope there for a long time IMHO.
    He's mistaking the USA case that's in appeal with the EU one that is settled. It's a comment mistake on here whereby a member automatically assumes it its all about America.
  • Reply 22 of 28
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post



    The sooner the UK tells Brussels where to shove it the better for Brits IMHO.

    Too right.

  • Reply 23 of 28
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chelin View Post



    Well the difference between EU and the way Congress/Senate works here is that they are working mostly for the people and not for big money.



    There wouldn't have been a privacy debate if it weren't for EU. Google, Microsoft, FB would be owning your information. I for one think it is great that someone is standing up against all types of international corporations and make sure that the consumer isn't screwed.

    The ones in the EU who make the laws are not the ones elected by the people though. Theyre unelected dictators. The elected MEPs actually have little power. The sooner it all falls apart the better. Its pushing every member country into a third world poor state with ridiculous red tape banning everything

  • Reply 24 of 28
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,254member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bluedalmatian View Post

     

    The ones in the EU who make the laws are not the ones elected by the people though. Theyre unelected dictators. 


    They are appointed commissioners.  Quite a different thing.

     

    Quote:


    Originally Posted by bluedalmatian View Post

     

    Its pushing every member country into a third world poor state with ridiculous red tape banning everything


    It really isn't.  Not even close.

  • Reply 25 of 28
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,254member

    EDIT: Never mind

  • Reply 26 of 28
    The sooner the UK tells Brussels where to shove it the better for Brits IMHO.
    Want access to the EU common market? You need to play by their rules. The difference between the UK and countries like Norway and Switzerland is that at least the UK gets a say in what those rules are. Oslo and Bern get the rules by Fax, and still have to pay for the privilege.
  • Reply 27 of 28
    chelinchelin Posts: 90member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bluedalmatian View Post

     

    The ones in the EU who make the laws are not the ones elected by the people though. Theyre unelected dictators. The elected MEPs actually have little power. The sooner it all falls apart the better. Its pushing every member country into a third world poor state with ridiculous red tape banning everything


    And this is something you know, or you are just coming up with? All European countries also have EU elections. All these elections have a higher level of participation than for example an US election. 

  • Reply 28 of 28
    elrothelroth Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chelin View Post



    Well the difference between EU and the way Congress/Senate works here is that they are working mostly for the people and not for big money.



    There wouldn't have been a privacy debate if it weren't for EU. Google, Microsoft, FB would be owning your information. I for one think it is great that someone is standing up against all types of international corporations and make sure that the consumer isn't screwed.



    It's certainly more true in the EU than the US, especially in agriculture and food products (GMOs, growth hormones in food, etc).

Sign In or Register to comment.