There is something uniquely satisfying about watching ossified music companies be on the other end of a lawsuit for their actions with respect to music downloading. The following is from a Warner Music filing today:
On December 20, 2005, the Attorney General of the State of New York served Warner Music Group Corp. with a request for information in the form of a subpoena duces tecum and subpoena ad testificandum in connection with an industry-wide investigation as to whether the practices of industry participants concerning the pricing of digital music downloads violate Section 1 of the Sherman Act, New York State General Business Law Sec. 340 et seq., New York Executive Law Sec. 63(12), and related statutes. The Company intends to cooperate fully with the Attorney General’s inquiry.