August 6, 2001

DOJ to probe online music ventures

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "The Justice Department opened an antitrust investigation of the online music
business, focusing on two new joint ventures backed by five major record labels, the Wall
Street Journal reported on Monday.

The probe, which is in a preliminary stage, is looking into possible anti-competitive problems
posed by the joint ventures, lawyers close to the case said Friday, according to the report."

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