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Record companies get antitrust stink-eye

Record companies get antitrust stink-eye

So, you know how record companies have been pushing Steve Jobs to let them charge more for digital song files, saying 99 cents is too low and songs should be priced according to popularity? Well, it sounds like those record companies might have had a few too many conversations about just how much to charge. The Department of Justice has reportedly opened an antitrust probe to find out whether Sony BMG, Warner Music, EMI, and Universal Music colluded in order to come up with a pricing scheme that would satisfy all of their respective, oh-so-empty pockets. Steve Jobs: "Ha-HA, suckers! Didn't I tell you to take your 99 cents? Didn't I?"