Apple Under DOJ Investigation

Apple Under DOJ Investigation

The federal Government's inquiry initiated into Apple's business practices is revealed as not mainly restricted to digital music, according to a report.

Apple's success has made it to take a form of a Company it mocks -- a giant with effective monopolies in global markets. Many observers claim that the company -- one of the leader among all tech savvy firms -- has become increasingly under light in its violation of antitrust laws.

Last week, Government investigators began conducted a probe in a view to discern whether Apple breached the law by bullying music companies to drop a major deal with digital music provider Amazon. com.

Apple, whose iTunes service that dominates nearly 69 percent of the digital music market, reportedly threatened music labels that to penalize them if they carried through with the plan. The penalties are revealed to include refusing to sell the applicable tracks in iTunes.

The DOJ investigators into the probe Apple are asking media companies whether Apple is taking undue advantage of its position in the market to pressurize then concerning a variety of issues including Flash and digital content sales.

The investigation was backed by the decision of many Hollywood's biggest players, including NBC and Time Warner, to call for rejecting Apple's iPad on account of its restrictive terms.


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