Like no one saw this one coming.
iTunes store shutdown feared
By Maggie Shiels
Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley
A veiled threat by Apple to close its iTunes store has emerged 18 months after it was issued and just a day before royalty rates are to be set.
The Copyright Royalty Board meets on Thursday to rule on a requested 66% increase for sales of digital music from 9 cents to 15 cents a track. [More]