BA621-L3A4 - February 1 2010 BA621 Business Law Lesson#3...

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February 1, 2010 – May 21, 2010 BA621 Business Law Lesson #3 Assignment #4 1. What issue does the editorial present? The issue is that government meddling with a potential duopoly may unduly harm the consumer that they are trying to help. Napster’s fall may have given the impetus for major labels to test the waters of digital music sales, but the Justice Department is fast becoming their enemy in exploring this frontier. 2. What are the author’s main reasons and conclusion? The argument is founded on the idea that a natural monopoly or duopoly on the internet could be beneficial for all parties. At the very least, the companies should be given a chance to see how they meet consumer’s interests in the free market before regulators come into play. The author pokes holes in the bill’s use of the word “equal” in terms of distribution deals, since there are a variety of factors that are hard to be evened out individually. The author reasons that, because music is not a commodity, a natural
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course BA LMA01 taught by Professor Weinstein during the Spring '10 term at Antelope Valley College.

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BA621-L3A4 - February 1 2010 BA621 Business Law Lesson#3...

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