kid_wonder writes: "The FTC today announced that they had '... reached separate settlement agreements with Universal Music and Video Distribution, Sony Corp. of America, Time-Warner Inc., EMI Music Distribution and Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), the five largest distributors of recorded music who sell approximately 85% of all compact discs (CDs) purchased in the United States to end their allegedly illegal advertising policies that affected prices for CDs.'
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity
is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
-- Alfred North Whitehead