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EU Fails to Find Evidence That Apple Colluded With Labels to End Free Music Streaming

EU Fails to Find Evidence That Apple Colluded With Labels to End Free Music Streaming

Posted August 8, 2015 at 3:52pm by iClarified · 12649 views
The European Commission has been unable to find evidence that Apple colluded with music labels to end free music streaming services, reports Re/code.

Investigators examined whether the labels conspired with one another or with Apple on Apple’s new streaming music service in a way that would hurt rivals. The probe failed to turn up any illegal activity, though the EU will continue to monitor the market, sources said.

EU regulators sent questionnaires to major labels before the launch of Apple Music, asking for details about their licensing discussions with Apple. They were concerned that Apple and music industry executives were attempting to stifle free services from Spotify and others.


Notably, the EU has also asked Spotify and other music streaming services for information about the App Store and the restrictions Apple is placing on apps in the store. Similarly, the FTC is also looking into Apple's treatment of rival apps. The company takes a 30% cut of in-app subscription signups and prohibits apps from directing customers to their website to signup or purchase.

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EU Fails to Find Evidence That Apple Colluded With Labels to End Free Music Streaming
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Butterspider
Butterspider - August 9, 2015 at 3:16pm
Look!.....squirrel!
Dommm
Dommm - August 8, 2015 at 8:15pm
Apple are like republicans try to make rich people richer
Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne - August 9, 2015 at 2:28am
Tim Cook a Republican? That might actually be the stupidest thing said in the history of the world.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - August 9, 2015 at 4:06am
They are independent working with people ya know.
paulMOGG
paulMOGG - August 8, 2015 at 5:28pm
Haha what makes you think that ?
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