The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from several major labels against a ruling reinstating an antitrust lawsuit focused on digital music pricing. The case – Sony Music Entertainment v Kevin Starr – concerns whether the labels were engaged in an antitrust price-fixing conspiracy over the wholesale price for digital music downloads back in the days of Pressplay and MusicNet. The lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge in 2008, but was then reinstated by the appeals court. In turn, Sony, Warner Music Group and EMI appealed that ruling, but have now been rejected. So what now? The lawsuit will make its way to the lower courts, with Sony having to make its defence. 
Source: Reuters 
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