Where's the Music?

All Nick Freer wants is his digital music, and he's even willing to pay for it. When the Hong Kong-based client-services director bought an iPod, it came with software to link with iTunes, Apple Computer's fee-based Internet music store that now dominates 70% of the online-music market. From his computer, Freer can browse every one of iTunes million-plus songs. He just can't buy any of themóconsumers can only purchase and download iTunes tracks now in the U.S., the U.K., France and Germany, because the service only takes credit cards issued in those countries. "I find it very annoying," says Freer, who...

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