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Apple announces arrival in Canada of iTunes despite lack of licence agreements

News | 10/29/2004 4:00 am EDT

Apple Corp. has announced that it intends to launch its Apple iTunes online music store in Canada in November. The announcement, made October 26 in San Jose as part of the launch of iTunes in several countries in Europe, is surprising since negotiations with the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) have not been concluded, and there is no indication that the Canadian music labels have signed agreements with Apple, either, for rights to their repertoires.

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