Universal/EMI: IMPALA says EC Universal-EMI conditions not enough

Paul Williams

European independent trade body IMPALA has repeated its concerns over Universal's $1.9bn ($1.2bn) takeover of EMI, which has been approved by the EC with strict conditions.

IMPALA said it welcomed the EC's conclusion that Universal's power was problematic across the whole market, both digital and physical, including access to media. It was also pleased about what it called the Commission's "insistence" on tough conditions as well as it rejecting arguments piracy and larger online players are restraining forces.

But, despite ...

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