Italian Antitrust Authorities Probe Media Sector

Law360, New York (February 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Italian antitrust authorities are examining the newspaper, magazine and multimedia publishing industries in a preliminary probe into distribution and price-setting practices in the sector.

The antitrust watchdog said Tuesday that it will “look into the size of publishing companies.” Currently, under Italian laws, publishing companies must stay small in order to guarantee that a wide range of views are reported.

It will also look into distribution activities and inefficiencies in the industry that could be corrected with recent technological advances and new products.

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