p2p news / p2pnet:- Steve Jobs, who’s effectively trying to snag the term ‘podcast’ for his very own, is calling the record companies “greedy”.
His remark is leveled at the labels for “considering a hike in the price of digital downloads, warning that such a move would drive users back to piracy,” says Reuters, going on:
“Record companies have begun rethinking how to price songs sold over Apple’s iTunes Internet shop – 99 cents each in the United States and 79 pence in Britain – before new contract negotiations come up with the California-based company.
"If they want to raise the prices, it means that they are getting greedy," Jobs told reporters.
Apple’s own pricing is being studied by the European Commission.
Britain’s Which? (formerly the Consumers’ Association) asked why people in the UK pay more than others in France and Germany for the already over-priced Big Music tracks – that’s to say 79p (about $1.42, or 120 euro cents) against 99 euro cents (68p, about $1.22) in France and Germany.
If the EC finds Apple has indeed been over-charging, will Steve immediately reimburse the people on the sticky end?
Don’t stay tuned.
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