Apple's iTunes online store, which sells audio and video products, is aimed at consumers in only some of the Member States (which do not include, for instance, Poland). This is discriminatory and therefore in breach of Community law. What is more, in practice, it encourages Internet piracy.
What is of particular concern is the fact that, as a result of deliberately imposed technical restrictions on the use of credit cards, consumers in countries such as Poland are unable to buy products available online in another country.
Given the above, would the Commission say:
whether, after having expressed concern about the matter last year, it has taken any practical steps to put an end to this discriminatory practice?
whether discrimination against consumers in some Member States in connection with online sales is something that it will be looking into, with a view to ensuring equal rights for consumers on the Community market?