This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication - Western Union memo, 1876
The newspaper said that the probe isn't a criminal investigation but quotes a DoJ rep as saying the feds were investigating whether anticompetitive practices were afoot.
Firms being investigated are Sony BMG, EMI, Warner Music and Vivendi's Universal Music Group.
The newspaper said the DoJ may also be interested in "vertical collusion" between etailers like Apple and recording music giants. µ
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