According to the NYPost today, the US Department of Justice is doing an “outreach” program on Apple to find out how it is handling its dealings with not just the music business, but Hollywood in general.
“The [Justice Dept.] is doing outreach,” said one Hollywood industry source. “You can’t dictate terms to the industry. The Adobe thing is just inviting the wrath of everybody.” Added a senior source at a media company: “If Apple thinks it’s going to increase its monopoly with the iPad, it should look at the history of other walled gardens.”
After having recently surpassed Microsoft in market capitalization to become the biggest Tech company in the world, Apple is no longer the underdog fighting the Man. It is the Man. Companies like Adobe, Amazon and Media Players in Hollywood certainly would like to see Apple carefully scrutinized.