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Lawsuit Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove e-Book Conspiracy

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The plaintiffs who are accusing Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and publishers of fixing e-book prices say they don’t have to show an actual meeting took place. Instead, they say, indirect evidence like price jumps and a common motive are enough to establish an antitrust conspiracy. The claims, set out in...
Lawsuit Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove e-Book Conspiracy

What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

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On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved a proposed settlement put forth by the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that three publishers had colluded with Apple to fix ebook prices. Here’s what will happen next. Now that the settlement is approved, when will we see changes? According to...
What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

After two days, Apple responds to DOJ: We didn’t collude

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Nearly two days after the DOJ filed suit against Apple and publishers for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices, Apple has released a short statement denying the accusations and criticizing Amazon’s “monopolistic grip.” In a statement released last night, Apple says: The DOJ’s accusation of collusion against Apple is simply...
After two days, Apple responds to DOJ: We didn’t collude

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

States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

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When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything to avoid trial. That same day, three of the publishers -- HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and...
States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

How a lobbyist org. decided agency pricing costs consumers $200 million

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In a letter to the Senate subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Washington-based lobbyist Consumer Federation of America claims “this year the cost to consumers of e-book price fixing will likely exceed $200 million and the abuse will grow dramatically.” How did the CFA calculate that number? Mark...
How a lobbyist org. decided agency pricing costs consumers $200 million

Big Win For Amazon, B&N In Europe: Apple, Four Big Publishers Terminate Their Agency Deal

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Some development in the e-book price war being played out in Europe — and an indirect victory for Amazon and any other retailer not called Apple in the process: the European Commission has announced that Apple and the four big publishers Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have offered...
Big Win For Amazon, B&N In Europe: Apple, Four Big Publishers Terminate Their Agency Deal

Penguin UK, Economist Partner On E-Singles

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Penguin UK and the Economist are partnering on a series of e-singles, “Penguin Economist Specials.” The partnership makes sense since Penguin is owned by Pearson (NYSE: PSO), which has a stake in the Economist. The first five Penguin/Economist titles go on sale in the UK tomorrow, March 1, for...
Penguin UK, Economist Partner On E-Singles

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
Amazon offering discounted HarperCollins ebooks following price fixing settlement
DoJ on Apple e-book pricing: two wrongs don't make a right

First Round Of Ebook Price Fixing Settlements Are Announced

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When the Department of Justice decided to sue Apple and five of the major book publishers for price fixing ebooks, we were glad to see some justice coming to purchasers of overpriced ebooks. Shortly after filing the suit, three of those publishers, HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster, decided to...
First Round Of Ebook Price Fixing Settlements Are Announced

Random House Will Keep All Its E-Books In Libraries, With A Price Increase

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Random House is now the only big six publisher to allow unrestricted access to all of its e-books in libraries—and it said yesterday it will continue to do so, though it is raising prices. Random House met with the American Library Association in New York on Tuesday. “Our commitment...
Random House Will Keep All Its E-Books In Libraries, With A Price Increase
IPG announces DRM-free option for client publishers

Publishers Seek to Resolve E-Book Case

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Hachette and HarperCollins hope to extend an agreement with state regulators nationwide to resolve consumer litigation over e-book pricing....
Publishers Seek to Resolve E-Book Case

E-books are already getting cheaper, thanks to Department of Justice

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Less than a week after the Department of Justice ruled on a settlement between e-book publishers and retailers, prices have started to creep downward. According to a chart put together by paidContent on HarperCollins titles, several books are already seeing price drops from the recommended list price now that Apple...
E-books are already getting cheaper, thanks to Department of Justice

Could Hachette Be The First Big-6 Publisher To Drop DRM On E-Books?

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DRM is just “a speedbump,” Hachette’s Maja Thomas said at a copyright conference this afternoon. However, opinion within Hachette is clearly divided. DRM “doesn’t stop anyone from pirating,” Hachette SVP digital Thomas said in a publishing panel at Copyright Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2012. “It just makes it more difficult,...
Could Hachette Be The First Big-6 Publisher To Drop DRM On E-Books?
J.K. Rowling's new book on Kindle: Literally unreadable

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

DoJ Gives Amazon the OK To Kill Publishers With Hammers, or So You’d Think

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This morning, like all other Hachette UK authors, I received an email from Tim Hely Hutchinson, the company’s CEO. In it, THH (as he’s known to almost everyone too lazy to say his whole name) explains that, despite Hachette being “not involved in a conspiracy to illegally fix the prices...
DoJ Gives Amazon the OK To Kill Publishers With Hammers, or So You’d Think

It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

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The Justice Department has at last filed an anti-trust complaint in New York against Apple and five publishers over an alleged price fixing conspiracy. The decision to sue comes after weeks of media leaks that suggested the government was trying to pressure the parties into a settlement. The issue turns...
It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

Little, Brown Gets Print And Digital Rights For J.K. Rowling's New Novel

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J. K. Rowling is writing a new book, for adults, but she’s not keeping the digital rights for herself as she did with the Harry Potter books. Hachette’s Little, Brown in both the U.S. and UK and Hachette companies worldwide will publish Rowling’s yet-to-be-named-or-further-described book as both a print...
Little, Brown Gets Print And Digital Rights For J.K. Rowling's New Novel

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

Barnes & Noble will give away free ebooks in stores, including big-6 titles

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We know that Barnes & Noble has the technology to process ebook transactions in its stores, and with a new holiday promotion the company announced Thursday, we’re seeing more ways that technology can work. Between December 20 and 24, customers who go to a Barnes & Noble physical store and...
Barnes & Noble will give away free ebooks in stores, including big-6 titles

DoJ files antitrust suit against Apple, 5 publishers over e-book prices

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The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five e-book publishers over alleged collusion to fix e-book prices. The antitrust suit was filed in US District Court in New York on Wednesday morning against Apple, Hachette, Harper Collins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster,...
DoJ files antitrust suit against Apple, 5 publishers over e-book prices

European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

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The European Commission has officially reached a settlement with Apple and four publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan’s parent company, Holtzbrinck — on ebook pricing. The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster and it was approved in September. Apple and Holtzbrinck...
European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

Barnes & Noble complains to DOJ about e-book fixing case

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Bookseller Barnes & Noble has sent a complaint to the US Department of Justice regarding a proposed settlement in the latter's case against e-book price fixing, says paidContent. The DOJ has proposed a settlement with publishers HarperCollins, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster, who were all accused of colluding to keep...
Barnes & Noble complains to DOJ about e-book fixing case
DOJ Announces Terms of Settlement With 3 Publishers in E-Book Suit

DOJ preps antitrust lawsuit versus Apple, e-book publishers

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The US Department of Justice is readying an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and publishers unless they change their pricing strategy for e-books, leaks revealed Wednesday night. Agency officials reportedly slipped to the Wall Street Journal that both the iPad designer as well as Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon &...
DOJ preps antitrust lawsuit versus Apple, e-book publishers
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