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28 States sue "The Big Five"

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2000 16:48

28 U.S. states today sued five biggest recording companies in the world for using their so-called MAP method to keep the CD prices up.
MAP stands for minimum advertised pricing and basically it means that reseller who guarantees that he doesn't sell the CD under that price, gets advertisement support and material from the record label.

Big five, the same crowd who has been the major force against the Napster trial, is : Sony, TimeWarner, Seagram, BMG, and EMI.

Along with the 28 states, other defendants were three major music retailing chains (Tower, MusicLand Stores and Trans World).

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