iTunes Music Store Content

I’ve been frustrated lately by Apple and the iTunes Music Store — apparently, even though we live in a digital age on the Internet and all, we still can’t get rid of artificial region limitations.

I wanted to buy a couple of tracks that apparently are only available in Japan. By switching iTunes into the Japan store, I can browse, search, and even preview the tracks. But, I can’t buy them. I really don’t understand this — I am a willing customer and I’m being turned away. I can understand why I can’t buy Japanese games in stores here in the US — but not being able to buy music because I’m physically located in the wrong part of the world?

Now, I’m pretty sure that the lawyers made them do it — but can’t some kind of agreement be made so that everyone has equal access to the content on the various iTunes Music Stores?


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