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Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

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After weeks of buildup, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers today and accused them of conspiring to set e-book prices. This is a big story and publishers, consumers and retailers may see the ramifications of today’s lawsuit for months or even years to come. Here’s what...
Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post
16 states file lawsuits against Apple, joining DOJ’s antitrust fight

Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

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Concerns over Amazon's power underlie plan to create £2.6bn super-publisher - yet industry is relatively healthyFear of Amazon may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the proposed merger between Random House and Penguin, to create a super-publisher with worldwide revenues of...
Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry
Apple in antitrust crosshairs over e-book pricing
Justice Department lays out a killer case against Apple for price-fixing e-books

Apple turns tables on Amazon, starts discounting e-books

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Apple, still facing scrutiny from the US Department of Justice and having recently moved to settle with the European Commission over allegations of conspiring with publishers to price e-books higher than the predatory pricing of Amazon, may have opted to change strategy. Having maintained that its "agency" model pricing was...
Apple turns tables on Amazon, starts discounting e-books

Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

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After a three week debate between Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice, the controversial e-book price-fixing case concluded today with final summations at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. As part of its last remarks, Apple presented a 136-slide deck describing its case against the DOJ in full detail underscoring its argument...
Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

Ebook prices under more pressure after European Commission statement

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'Preliminary assessment' accuses Apple and four publishers of illegal 'concerted' move to inflate pricingEbook prices in the UK are set to plummet after the European Commission said that four major publishers and Apple "engaged in a concerted practice" to raise the price of ebooks, and required them to stop.The EC...
Ebook prices under more pressure after European Commission statement

Salman Rushdie attacks planned Justice Dept lawsuit against publishers

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Author tweets 'the US Justice Dept wants to destroy the world of books' after price-fixing accusation is reported to be imminentSalman Rushdie has hit out at the US Department of Justice, saying it "wants to destroy the world of books", after reports that it plans to take action against major...
Salman Rushdie attacks planned Justice Dept lawsuit against publishers

Dorm Room Fund heads to San Francisco, Philly team backs Whamix in second deal

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First Round Capital‘s Dorm Room Fund launches its third city today. The fund, which gives teams of college students $500,000 to invest in companies on campus, is now taking applications in San Francisco. This follows the original fund in Philadelphia, which has now made two investments, and the second chapter in...
Dorm Room Fund heads to San Francisco, Philly team backs Whamix in second deal

Does agency pricing mean higher e-book prices? That depends

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The term “agency pricing” may not be familiar to those outside the book industry, but it has become a serious issue with the Justice Department’s antitrust case against Apple and five major book publishers for colluding on prices as a defensive move against Amazon. One of the key factors...
Does agency pricing mean higher e-book prices? That depends

Apple maintains innocence claims in 'bizarre' ebook cartel trial starting today

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Apple will today defend itself in a Manhattan court against a Department of Justice case accusing it of leading a cartel designed to force up prices of ebooks, Tim Cook having recently told the AllThingsD D11 conference that the case against it was “bizarre.” The e-book case to me is...
Apple maintains innocence claims in 'bizarre' ebook cartel trial starting today
Senator says Apple e-books suit "could wipe out the publishing industry"

Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement

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Barnes & Noble today jumped into the complex legal battle over the future of electronic book publishing, raising objections to a proposed settlement set forth by the Department of Justice related to alleged price fixing by Apple and several major book publishers. Barnes & Noble — taking a similar stance to...
Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement

U.S. Files Antitrust Charges Against Apple, Book Publishers

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The U.S. Justice Department just formally charged Apple, along with book publishers, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Penguin in regards to e-book pricing. The DOJ alleges that the companies colluded in anticompetitive practices involving pricing and sales. This comes after a year-long investigation into the matter after Apple switched to an...
U.S. Files Antitrust Charges Against Apple, Book Publishers
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Nokia's Sad Attempt To Take On Apple—Here's Today's Ad Brief

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Really? Nokia Lumia 900 has launched attack ads against Apple's iPhone? We'll see how that works out. The "leaked" video shows anonymous "executives" (faces are blurred out to prevent you from noticing them from "Law & Order" reruns) reprimanding an employee for not being able to use his company iPhone,...
Nokia's Sad Attempt To Take On Apple—Here's Today's Ad Brief

DoJ warning means one thing: E-book prices are going down

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The rumblings about Apple and the possible anti-competitive nature of its deal with book publishers over “agency model” pricing have turned into an all-out roar, with the news that the Department of Justice has warned the various parties about an impending antitrust lawsuit. According to a report in the...
DoJ warning means one thing: E-book prices are going down

More Anti-Trust Woes Ahead For Apple?

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Editor’s note: Charley Moore is a lawyer and the founder of online legal service Rocket Lawyer. Follow him on Twitter @charlesmooreesq. When John D. Rockefeller was told about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to break up Standard Oil, the founding titan turned to his golfing partner and said, “Father Lennon, have you some money?”  The...
More Anti-Trust Woes Ahead For Apple?

ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores

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In his letter to the Department of Justice on the proposed e-book settlement, American Booksellers Association president Oren Teicher calls Amazon a “classic free-rider” and argues that settling publishers Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins should not have to drop the agency pricing model as a requirement of the settlement....
ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores
Apparently, An Apple Lawyer 'Dismantled' A Google Exec In Court Yesterday (AAPL)

Apple Is In Trouble With Government For Raising Book Prices With Publishers (AAPL, AMZN)

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Apple and five publishers are facing a government lawsuit over ebook pricing, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Department of Justice is accusing them of colluding to raise the prices of e-books. (The five publishers are Simon & Schuster Inc., Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, Macmillan, and HarperCollins.) Publishers...
Apple Is In Trouble With Government For Raising Book Prices With Publishers (AAPL, AMZN)

DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow

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Apple and publisher Macmillan are said to be preparing to be commenced their legal case with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) as soon as tomorrow, according to a Bloomberg report that cites sources “familiar with the matter”. The DoJ is suing Apple and five publishers for what colluding to...
DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow

Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice accused Apple and a number of other large U.S. publishers of conspiring to fix eBook prices and filed an antitrust lawsuit. While most of the publishers quickly settled the lawsuit, Apple decided to fight. Earlier this week, as Ars Technica reports today, Apple...
Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement

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Now is the part where I throw my head back and laugh. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) Good news for cheapskates, bad news for traditional publishing: “Agency pricing,” which many in the book business had hoped would prove a defense against Amazon’s discounting every new book to $9.99, is pretty much finito as...
Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement
Barnes & Noble objects to proposed DOJ ebook settlement, credits agency model for saving industry

Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

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Several parties said to have held talks to settle potential antitrust case after US Justice Department investigationThe five largest publishers, including Britain's Penguin Group, face legal action from the US Justice Department for colluding to raise the prices of electronic books, a source has told Reuters.Several parties are said to...
Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices
The Justice Department probing Apple and five major US publishers over alleged price fixing of electronic books

Amazon adding all 7 Harry Potter e-books to Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

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Here’s the “wizardry” that Amazon teased yesterday: Amazon will make all seven Harry Potter e-books available through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Amazon doesn’t sell the Harry Potter Kindle books directly. J.K. Rowling’s interactive Harry Potter fan site Pottermore has been the only place to buy Harry Potter e-books and...
Amazon adding all 7 Harry Potter e-books to Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

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Apple CEO Tim Cook may testify in the e-books antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple and book publishers by the United States Department of Justice, reports Bloomberg. The lawsuit was originally filed in April of 2012, and has focused on the so-called 'agency model' for pricing ebooks that Apple attempted to...
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit
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