MusicNet & PressPlay: To Trust or Antitrust?

By: Kelly Donohue

Efforts by leading record labels to fill the void they created by shutting down Napster led several to develop their own subscription online music service. The author of the following iBrief assesses the viability of those services in light of a Justice Department antitrust investigation into the practices of the labels in allegedly quashing smaller distributors and colluding to stifle competition, and considers the ramifications of an antitrust suit for both the major labels and their competitors.

Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0039

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