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A Sony subsidiary has fallen under the beady eye of the US Department of Justice which is looking at competition in the optical disk drive industry. The DoJ has issued a subpoena to Sony Optiarc America (SOA), which supplies CD, DVD and Blu-ray-based products to North American customers, as it looks into possible anti-trust …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    assuming this is about bluray...'d be funny if forced price cuts tipped the format into general popularity and made sony a ton of money!

  2. Paw Bokenfohr

    if this is about DVD / CD writers etc...

    ...imagine how unbelievably cheap they must *really* be when you can buy a branded DVD-rewriter for under £20 already.

  3. Goat Jam

    A Title Is Born

    Why is it that the so called U.S. "Justice Department" is able to "glare" at Sony over what is most likely mildly uncompetitive behaviour causing relatively low levels of damage while steadfastly refusing to acknowledge the elephant in the room that is Microsoft?

    If there is one company today that behaves in a more uncompetitive manner than Microsoft then I don't know what it is.

    The damage that MS cause to business and industry across the entire planet is immense. The source of their obscenely huge annual profits is essentially a tax on individuals and business across the globe and the U.S. "Justice Department" completely ignores it.

    Microsoft: US Corp raping the world = GOOD

    Sony : Japanese Corp raping Amerikans = BAD

    Fucking hypocrites

  4. Anonymous Coward

    @Goat Jam

    Spelling America with a k is the crowning achievement of a royally idiotic post. Well done, sire.

  5. Field Marshal Von Krakenfart
    Paris Hilton

    @David W.

    America with a k, perfectly valid in Dutch, Swedish, Hungarian, and probably several other languages even if Goat Jam is ranting at MickeySoft, but he/she is spot on regarding the ‘merkins DOJ (do you object to ‘merkins as well David?).

    "Justice Department" is "glaring" at Sony, what are they going to do to punish them, make them sit on the naughty step for half an hour? Not let them watch pokemon for a week?

    Paris, she knows how to be naughty

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