In other words, the music industry wants a magical DRM format that gives them — not Apple, not Microsoft — complete control over all digital music. And a unicorn and a rainbow.
You honestly have to wonder whether the people running the RIAA are retarded.
It’s simple: They’re crooks!
As for the Europeans calling for “opening” the iTunes Store, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a few years from now we find out bribery was involved to stir up this anti-Apple advocacy. There are several suspects I could name… and at least one has nothing to do with music at all!