EC Investigates iTunes, EU Named Intermet Villain
At the moment the Europe Commission is confirmed to investigate the unfair pricing charge against the UK iTunes Music Store (Apple does not allow UK users to do cross-border shopping at cheaper European iTunes Music Stores), the European Union has been awarded the Internet Villain Award by the association for UK ISPs (ISPA):
"The ISPA Council awarded the Internet Villain title to the European Union for threatening the 'Country of Origin' principle, which has encouraged e-commerce across the EU, and for the Draft Framework Decision on Data Retention."Strangely, Macworld suggests that the record fine awarded to Microsoft for "illegal anti-trust activity" (by the Commission) might be one of the reasons for the award. Still nice that the whole European Union is labeled an Internet Villain. Some good old anti-European sentiments coming from the UK Isle, or just a bad framing of words?