The European Commission has closed its investigation into Apple’s iTunes following a promise by Apple to equalise prices for downloads of songs from its iTunes online store in Europe within the next six months. Currently, UK consumers pay around 10 per cent more for downloads than citizens in other European countries. This pricing policy was brought to the Commission’s attention in December 2004 by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading. The British consumer group “Which?” also filed a formal complaint with the Commission suggesting (among other things) that Apple’s refusal to allow cross-border shopping contravened the free movement of goods and services. The Commission’s investigation has also clarified that there is no agreement between Apple and major record companies regarding how the iTunes store is organised in Europe.