Apple looks to have a fresh antitrust investigation brewing: this time over, the cut it takes from rival streaming companies using its App Store.
But it's not clear if Spotify has managed to get the Federal Trade Commission involved yet. Government reps did not comment when reached by Ars Technica.
But nothing has come of these complaints yet. So what does it take to make an antitrust fight with Apple official?
It didn't stick. The court dismissed the claims.
The Commission found no evidence of the behavior, but Apple did subsequently lower its prices.
A 2010 Department of Justice suit alleged Apple and a pile of other high-tech companies had agreed not to poach one another's employees.
This time, a judge agreed and found Apple was in violation of the Sherman Act, which prohibits antitrust activity. Apple settled.
And in 2012, the Justice Department took Apple to court over e-books. The case alleged Apple was colluding with publishers to set higher prices for digital book downloads and beat Amazon in the market. (Video via Amazon)
Whether we'll reach that point with Spotify's complaints remains to be seen. Now Apple is running its own competing streaming service, it could be at higher risk of antitrust complaints there, too. (Video via Apple)
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