Nordic consumer regulators will discuss possible legal action against Apple when they meet in Iceland between 24-25 August .

At issue is the rights management system (DRM) Apple uses in iTunes. This software only allows purchased tracks to be played on iTunes and iPods.

Consumer champs in the Nordic states see this as an unfair restriction against consumer rights.

Apple responded to these allegations in a detailed document submitted in August, but regulators were dissatisifed with some elements of Apple's response.

The Nordic states (Norway, Denmark and Sweden) will discuss whether they will file legal action against the company to force it to open up its DRM.

An Associated Press report says that "If they choose to act, they will also decide between a joint action or a series of inidividual suits in their individual states."