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Why Apple is telling the DOJ: 'We'll see you in court'

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The settlement the Justice Department is seeking could shutter the iBookstore Reuters and Bloomberg have both reported -- citing a pair of unnamed sources -- that Apple (AAPL) and one or two major publishers are preparing to get sued for antitrust violations, perhaps as early as today. Three of the...
Why Apple is telling the DOJ: 'We'll see you in court'
Suppose Justice Settles With Apple and Publishers. Then What?

Apple, DOJ may land e-book settlement within weeks

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Apple may be ready to make important concessions to settle a possible Department of Justice lawsuit over e-book pricing, a pair of sources claimed Friday. Although not concrete, a deal could come "in the next few weeks," the Reuters insiders said. The core of the deal would revolve around Apple...
Apple, DOJ may land e-book settlement within weeks

Apple Says Differences in Publisher Deals Belie E-Book Conspiracy Charges

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Central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s e-book price fixing case against Apple are the Most Favored Nation (MFN) agreements the company struck with publishers that ensured it would always be able to sell e-books at least as cheaply as rival retailers. These contracts required publishers to match in Apple’s...
Apple Says Differences in Publisher Deals Belie E-Book Conspiracy Charges
Apple, publishers settle EU e-book investigation with no fines

Is Comcast Thumbing Its Nose At FCC's Open Internet Rules By Exempting Xbox VOD From Data Cap?

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As was somewhat expected, this week Comcast announced its plans to offer Xfinity video on demand via the Xbox 360... which will require customers to subscribe to both Xfinity TV and the broadband service, meaning that this isn't a solution for getting around your cable subscription (of course, because Comcast...
Is Comcast Thumbing Its Nose At FCC's Open Internet Rules By Exempting Xbox VOD From Data Cap?

Trial details hardball tactics by Apple, Amazon and publishers in battle for control of e-books

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Major publishers threatened to withhold new e-books from Amazon’s Kindle store if the Seattle company didn’t give them control over pricing, according to testimony from an Amazon executive, Russell Grandinetti, in the DOJ’s price-fixing trial against Apple.   How did Amazon respond? ”They yelled, screamed, and threatened,” said Penguin Group’s CEO David Shanks...
Trial details hardball tactics by Apple, Amazon and publishers in battle for control of e-books

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

Penguin to Drop Apple E-Book Deal to Settle EU Antitrust Probe

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Penguin on Friday become the fifth and final publisher to end its e-book pricing pact with Apple in a move that should soon bring an antitrust investigation by the European Union to a close. In a proposal to the European Commission, Pearson, Penguin’s British media group parent, said it will...
Penguin to Drop Apple E-Book Deal to Settle EU Antitrust Probe

What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now

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Last week the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers for allegedly colluding to set e-book prices. (Here is everything you need to know about that in one post.) What does the suit mean for readers today and in coming weeks? First, some background on what the settlement...
What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now

Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple and major book publishers

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The European Union has accepted an offer from Apple and four major publishers to reduce pricing restrictions on content offered at Amazon and other book-sellers. After being caught out by the EU, we heard that the offer was likely to be adopted last month, and the commission has now...
Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple and major book publishers
Apple calls e-book price fixing case "bizarre," says DOJ is being unfair

EU e-book settlement: Apple to give up "most favored nation" contracts

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Amazon is poised for a European e-book pricing victory over Apple. European Union regulators are expected to accept a settlement proposed by Apple and several e-book publishers in response to an alleged price-fixing scheme, even as Apple continues to fight US regulators. Apple and publishers proposed the settlement to the EU...
EU e-book settlement: Apple to give up "most favored nation" contracts

European Regulators Reportedly Set to Approve Apple E-Book Settlement Proposal

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Reuters reports that regulators with the European Union are preparing to approve an offer from Apple and four book publishers to settle an antitrust action related to e-book pricing.Apple, Simon & Schuster, News Corp unit HarperCollins, Lagardere SCA's Hachette Livre, and Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, the owner of German company...
European Regulators Reportedly Set to Approve Apple E-Book Settlement Proposal
Apple's ebook defense: had to 'fight' publishers, and knew nothing of their discussions

Apple, ebook publishers look to settle EU antitrust dispute

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Apple and four major ebook publishers have offered retailers such as Amazon.com the option to set their own prices for ebooks for the next two years in a bid to end an antitrust investigation in the European Union. The European Commission launched the investigation into allegations of cartel price-fixing...
Apple, ebook publishers look to settle EU antitrust dispute

Antitrust Vs. Antitrust

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Antitrust Vs. Antitrust: Good rundown by Nilay Patel of the Department of Justice’s antitrust complaint against Apple and seven of the major book publishers. The high-level idea, that the publishers wanted to move to the agency model (where they could set prices that retailers charge for their books) and that...
Antitrust Vs. Antitrust

European Union, U.S. Coordinate On E-Book Pricing Cases

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As regulators on both sides of the Atlantic investigate publishers and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) for allegedly colluding to fix the price of e-books, the two sides are coordinating on the cases and the EU is open to a settlement. The European Union is investigating the UK divisions of the...
European Union, U.S. Coordinate On E-Book Pricing Cases

Apple bashes Amazon and proposed ebook settlement

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In a memo filed with the Southern District of New York this afternoon (embedded below), Apple argues that the Department of Justice’s proposed settlement with three book publishers is unlawful because it requires Apple to change its business model as well. The settlement would require the three settling publishers to...
Apple bashes Amazon and proposed ebook settlement

Mysterious Steve Jobs Emails Hang Over Apple Trial

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The late Steve Jobs took center stage Monday in the latest twist in the Apple antitrust trial on ebooks. A federal court attempted to plumb the meaning of a series of unsent emails Jobs addressed to Eddy Cue, an Apple senior vice president assigned with negotiating ebook contracts with major...
Mysterious Steve Jobs Emails Hang Over Apple Trial
Apple and publishers reportedly near DOJ settlement over ebook pricing

Penguin reaches pact with EU to end e-book price-fixing probe

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The publisher has agreed to terminate its pricing deal with Apple and refrain from making "most favored nation" pricing pacts for five years. [Read more]...
Penguin reaches pact with EU to end e-book price-fixing probe

Apple Alone Fighting DOJ E-Book Suit After Macmillan Settlement

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The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Macmillan in the e-book price-fixing suit it brought against five of the largest U.S. publishers and Apple nearly a year ago. The settlement follows similar deals inked with Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette, and leaves Apple as the lone...
Apple Alone Fighting DOJ E-Book Suit After Macmillan Settlement

The Apple e-book conspiracy: Three days in January

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Eddy Cue did the legwork, but the deal has Steve Jobs written all over it Cue and Jobs. Source: geeksailor.com After the 56 phone calls in the space of two months, the clandestine meetings in swank Manhattan eateries, the secret e-mails "double erased" to ensure they couldn't be traced, it...
The Apple e-book conspiracy: Three days in January
DOJ Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple and Five Publishers: Report

Apple, 4 publishers reach ebook pricing agreement with European Commission

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A few weeks after a settlement was approved in the United States, Apple, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan have reached a preliminary agreement with the European Commission over allegedly conspiring to set ebook prices. A fifth publisher under investigation, Penguin, is not part of the agreement. Like the...
Apple, 4 publishers reach ebook pricing agreement with European Commission

'Favored Nations' Fight for Digital Rights

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Cable companies are using "most favored nation" clauses—long used to get the lowest prices for TV channels—to ensure favored programming in the digital realm as well....
'Favored Nations' Fight for Digital Rights

After Breaking Up With Google, Apple May Turn to Facebook As Its New BFF

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Before a dramatic split last August with Google CEO Eric Schmidt booted from the Apple board, Apple and Google had been the best of friends. Now that the two titans are broken up, it’s looking increasingly likely that Apple will buddy up with Facebook. Apple and Google once shared a...
After Breaking Up With Google, Apple May Turn to Facebook As Its New BFF

Penguin promises to terminate all ebook agency agreements with Apple in order to end EC investigation

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Book publisher Penguin has offered new commitments today to assure the European Commission that it will not engage in “anti-competitive” practices regarding ebook sales across Europe. They are understood to be “substantially the same” as those proposed by fellow publishers Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette, Holtzbrinck, which became legally...
Penguin promises to terminate all ebook agency agreements with Apple in order to end EC investigation

DOJ sues Apple, publishers over e-book pricing

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As suspected, the US Department of Justice has sued Apple and publishers over claims of unfair e-book pricing. The complaint accuses Apple of colluding with publishers by both requiring a switch to an agency model, where publishers set the prices and ask for more, as well as demanding "most favored...
DOJ sues Apple, publishers over e-book pricing
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