Thursday, March 02, 2006

U.S. Justice Dept. Probes Online Music Pricing

A Reuters newswire article by Sue Zeidler, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into online music pricing at the world's major music labels, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

The DOJ probe closely tracks a similar investigation by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer into the pricing of digital music downloads, the sources 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 second industry source said.

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