Techdirt: Did Music Labels Lie To The Justice Department On Digital Downloads?:
“Did Music Labels Lie To The Justice Department On Digital Downloads?
TechDirt gives a nice small read about some information that has come to light about how EMI and Universal might have lied to the DOJ.. Hmm.. interesting..
This story involves quite a bit of ancient (in internet terms) history how ever there is a second (still ongoing) case, with new evidence has been filed that suggests both EMI and Universal may have lied to the DOJ when both were being investigated concerning MusicNet and PressPlay. The evidence suggests that the two services were guaranteed to get the best prices for music and used consultants to share information that shouldn’t have been shared (normally called collusion). These facts were apparently hidden from investigators. It’s not clear what impact this would have either way — but the judge in the case has ordered both labels to turn over documents concerning this hidden info, including stuff that would normally be protected by attorney-client privilege, under the belief that the labels used their attorneys for illegal purposes to hide info. Yes, everyone must be shocked to hear yet another story of record labels breaking the law — just as our elected officials rush to give those labels more protection for their failing business models.
Sounds like the RIAA is still playing the game of do what I say not as I do.