From the not so surprising file, we’ve received a little bit of information that’s surely going to get everyone outside of the USA up in arms. Once again, just like the AppStore, Music Store, and TV Show Store before it, the Book Store is going to be US only according to Apple’s Australian website.
The fine print notice found on the Australian website does not appear to be present on all Apple’s country specific sites, and the Canadian website seems to be missing the notice as well.
So, this might not be a universal “US Only”, and instead might only be present for a couple countries where deals couldn’t be brokered before the device was announced.
The Canadian in me gets extremely riled up over this kind of crap. Time after time we’re treated like second class citizens, and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way. I can’t wait until these draconian copyright laws bite the dust.
That being said, there are a few less than legitimate ways to gain access to an american iTunes account, so you might want to load up google.com and look into it. All it takes is an American credit card, or an American iTunes gift card. We’re not going to spell it out for you, but if you’re armed with the knowledge we just gave you it should be pretty simple to track down a step by step tutorial.
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[via Apple Insider]