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Background: Today the FTC voted to take no action against the merger between the major record labels Universal Music Group and EMI. Earlier today, the European Commission took steps to protect competition in the European digital music market.
Public Knowledge's testimony to the U.S. Congress opposing the merger may be found here.
The following statement may be attributed to Jodie Griffin, Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge:
"It is incredible that the FTC has not taken any action whatsoever to protect consumers and competition in the nascent digital music market. As Public Knowledge and many other stakeholders have protested, this merger will give UMG the power and incentive to burden new digital music services that benefit actual artists and consumers."