Apple warns 11 etailers over grey imports

However, one etailer launches furious tirade accusing firm of price fixing
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Apple has warned 11 UK-based etailers to cease and desist selling imported iPods or it will launch legal proceedings against them.

The Register is reporting that several etailers, who were buying iPods in the US where they sell for £15 less than the UK price and importing them into the country, were told that their actions were "infringing" Apple's rights.

It warned that the 11 firms should not: "in future import into the EEA [European Economic Area] offer, sell or otherwise put on the market in the EEA any products bearing the rights (save where such products have been first put on the market in the EEA by Apple itself or with Apple's express consent) or assist any other to do so."

While The Register is reporting some firms have settled out of court, one it spoke to and wishes to remain anonymous lambasted Apple's actions and accused it of "price-fixing the market."

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