Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th May 2010 15:34 UTC
Legal Well, this was as inevitable as the tides rolling in. The New York Times is reporting that the US Department of Justice is investigating Apple's tactics in the digital music market. The antitrust probe is still in an early phase, and is said to focus on "the dynamics of selling music online".
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I'm not seeing the problem here
by robco74 on Thu 27th May 2010 00:23 UTC
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2009-10-22

Apple wanted to make sure they get the same music Amazon gets on the same day. They weren't using their market position to try and get the reverse, nor were they using it to keep the record companies from offering the same music on Amazon. This is much kinder than what MS did to Netscape back in the day. Should record companies offer music to Amazon sooner just to help the underdog, or should they offer it to all retailers (online and retail) at the same time to ensure fairness?

There has to be more going on that has sparked this inquiry.

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