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EU investigates music copyright ‘monopolies’

Antitrust regulators are looking into 16 national monopolies enforcing music copyrights across Europe, reports The Wall Street Journal (paid subscription required). These copyrights that have been blamed for preventing online-music services from launching across Europe in the same way they have in the United States. “The European Commission has been investigating the state of competition among so-called collecting societies that grant online-music licenses for several years,” notes the report.

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