Friday, March 3, 2006


US probes download prices

`The US Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the online music pricing of the world’s major music labels, sources say.

The probe closely tracks a similar investigation by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer into the pricing of digital music downloads, sources familiar with the matter said. One music industry source said some subpoenas may have been issued already in connection with the probe, while other labels had been tipped off that subpoenas would likely be coming in the next few days. It appeared that Sony BMG had already received a subpoena. The major record labels include Warner Music Group, EMI, Universal Music Group and Sony BMG, a joint venture of Sony and Bertelsmann.’

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