“The committee is looking at the impacts of prices charged to Australian consumers for IT products,” a committee statement said, according to Raw Story. “Australian consumers often pay much higher prices for hardware and software than people in other countries.”
The price differences affect Australians’ purchases of music, games, software, and gaming and computer hardware, Raw Story says. For instance, the costs for Australians to download iTunes are roughly 73 percent more than in the United States, the report says.
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