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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Who hurts consumers and artists? The recording companies. Who is keeping most of the iTunes profits? The recording companies.

Why aren't they ever the subject of an inquiry? They collude constantly.

In this case, Apple try to dictate some sensible terms but the recording companies can pull the music if they don't like it, though some have found that to be just hurting themselves.

I still buy CDs so I'm not a customer of any download service. The quality isn't there yet. I just don't see how Apple should be the target of this inquiry especially when they, after expenses, don't really make anything on music. It's not even tied to an iPod, iPhone, iPad, or iTunes anymore.

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