New York Investigates Big Music Download Pricing

“The New York attorney general, Eliot Spitzer, is investigating whether the four record companies that dominate the industry have violated antitrust laws in the pricing of songs that are sold by Internet music services, according to people involved in the inquiry.

“Mr. Spitzer’s office recently began serving subpoenas on the major record companies – the Universal Music Group, a unit of Vivendi Universal; Sony BMG Music Entertainment, a joint venture of Sony and Bertelsmann; the EMI Group; and the Warner Music Group, according to people involved.”

Jeff Leeds. Pricing of Downloaded Songs Prompts Antitrust Subpoenas. The New York Times. Dec. 24, 2005.

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01/03/2006 at 08:00

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