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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Sigh, firstly RIAA isn't company it's organization. Secondly many people that RIAA represents are artists thru companies that either artists own or where they work. Thirdly, RIAA never has tried to tackle non-RIAA music for been saled. Fourthly, RIAA doesn't negociate with Apple or any other sales company of prices nor anything else. Spend more than 5 mins on there site to actually know what some organization does before flaming shit!

I know who the RIAA is since my dad worked for one of the member companies.

All of the member companies are in agreement (implicitly or explicitly) to collude against the consumer and against the artists. Most of the small companies have been consumed by larger companies and the artists don't control much of anything now.

It's an organisation to protect their businesses. Sometimes, they protect their business from people who don't hurt their business, something like the mob extorts money from store owners. I still the remember the case against the woman who didn't own a computer. That takes real skill to download music.

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