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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

Apple accused by US of colluding with publishers to fix price of ebooks

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Lawsuit filed by US department of justice claims Apple ended price competition after seeing success of Amazon's $10 ebooksThe US government has accused Apple and five book publishers of colluding to fix the prices of ebooks.A lawsuit filed in New York on Wednesday said Apple had conspired with publishers in...
Apple accused by US of colluding with publishers to fix price of ebooks

Steve Jobs as J.D. Rockefeller

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The DOJ's e-books "ringmaster" theory dates back to the days of the railroad cartels. FORTUNE -- The first federal antitrust trial in almost a decade -- U.S.A. v. Apple Inc. et al. --  is scheduled to begin Monday in a Manhattan courthouse. The et al. in the title are five book publishers...
Steve Jobs as J.D. Rockefeller

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
EU regulators ready to accept Apple's eBook price fixing settlement
Amazon details ebook price-fixing refund policy, will give up to $1.32 per book

EU testing Apple e-book settlement, due in next few months

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The commissioner of the European Commission believes that a settlement could be reached in the Apple e-book antitrust case "in the coming couple of months." The European Commission is now market-testing an offer by Apple and four publishers in a bid to end the probe. The publishers involved mirror those...
EU testing Apple e-book settlement, due in next few months

Independent booksellers sue Amazon, publishers for monopoly

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independent booksellers The Book House, Posman Books, and Fiction Addiction are suing Amazon and the "Big Six" publishers consisting of Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster. The suit accuses the seven companies of monopolizing the ebook market by selling titles encumbered by draconian digital rights management...
Independent booksellers sue Amazon, publishers for monopoly

Apple, publishers offer to settle EC antitrust investigation, allow rivals to sell discounted e-books

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Under investigation from the European Commission (EC) over reports that it had worked with major publishers to restrict e-book pricing, Apple and four publishers have offered to settle the case, offering retailers two years  of unrestricted pricing on books they sell. In a filing on the EC’s official website, the...
Apple, publishers offer to settle EC antitrust investigation, allow rivals to sell discounted e-books

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

E-book settlement terms revealed: $69 million to be paid out

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Book buyers in 49 states and five territories are poised to receive $69 million as a result of civil suit settlement accusing Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster of collusion with Apple, Macmillan, and Penguin. If the settlement is approved by Judge Denise Cote, the three publishers will partially reimburse...
E-book settlement terms revealed: $69 million to be paid out

HarperCollins launches digital-only teen imprint

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HarperCollins has a new young adult (YA) imprint, HarperTeen Impulse, that will publish digital short stories and novellas. Ebooks will be priced between $0.99 and $2.99. “We’re seeing short-form content becoming more popular in the digital marketplace, and HarperTeen Impulse allows us to experiment with new concepts and deliver content...
HarperCollins launches digital-only teen imprint
Simon & Schuster reaches settlement in state ebook price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. files antitrust suit, alleges Apple, book publishers fixed prices

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The U.S. Department of Justice has accused Apple of colluding to raise prices with Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster. [Read more]...
U.S. files antitrust suit, alleges Apple, book publishers fixed prices

Justice Department, Penguin Reach Settlement on E-Book Pricing

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The Justice Department said today it had reached a settlement with Penguin Group (USA), one of six companies it had accused of conspiring to raise prices of e-books. The agreement, if approved by the court, would leave only two companies — Apple and Macmillan — facing the lawsuit, due to...
Justice Department, Penguin Reach Settlement on E-Book Pricing

Tim Cook ordered to testify for four hours in eBook price-fixing case

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Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan has granted a request from the Justice Department today that will force Apple CEO Tim Cook into giving a four hour deposition related to the high profile ebook price-fixing lawsuit. The government had argued Cook likely had relevant information about...
Tim Cook ordered to testify for four hours in eBook price-fixing case

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”

E-book settlements near, Apple said still holding out

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Some progress has been made on trying to negotiate a settlment on e-book antitrust disputes in the US and Europe, insiders disclosed Wednesday. Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster have reportedly agreed to terms that would dissolve the iBookstore deals they struck, the Wall Street Journal said, which gave them...
E-book settlements near, Apple said still holding out

European Commission accepts settlement from Apple and four major publishers over ebook price-fixing

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After offering to settle the price fixing case back in September, Apple and four major publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre and Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck — have had their offer accepted by the European Commission. The Commission states that the companies involved have terminated any on-going agreements with...
European Commission accepts settlement from Apple and four major publishers over ebook price-fixing

Court lets Authors Guild, digital licensing attorney weigh in on Apple ebooks case

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As U.S. District Judge Denise Cote prepares to issue a verdict on the Department of Justice’s proposed ebook pricing settlement with three publishers, she has granted two parties that oppose the settlement — the Authors Guild and attorney and licensing expert Bob Kohn — permission to weigh in as amici curiae, or...
Court lets Authors Guild, digital licensing attorney weigh in on Apple ebooks case
U.S. government sues Apple over eBook price-fixing
Inside the DOJ's ebook price-fixing case against Apple: an analysis

Simon & Schuster signs new ebook retailer contracts post-DOJ settlement

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Simon & Schusterhas entered new ebook contracts with retailers over the weekend, as a result of its settlement with the Department of Justice. The other two settling publishers, Hachette and HarperCollins, had already signed new contracts — Hachette last week, and HarperCollins in September. All three settling publishers are still...
Simon & Schuster signs new ebook retailer contracts post-DOJ settlement
Macmillan settles in ebook price-fixing case, leaving Apple a lone holdout

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

Justice Department formally charges Apple, Hachette in e-book price fixing case

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The Justice Department has formally decided to sue Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Penguin due to alleged e-book price-rigging. It was believed that the publishers had managed to cut back-room deals with the Government agency, but the group have all been attacked for artificially inflating the prices of digital...
Justice Department formally charges Apple, Hachette in e-book price fixing case

Email reveals e-book talk between Steve Jobs, James Murdoch

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US Department of Justice filings in the e-book price-fixing case against Apple reveal an exchange between former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and News Corporation/HarperCollins' James Murdoch, notes AllThingsD. In the course of a Jobs-penned email, which dates back to January 2010, the CEO explains why Apple is proposing to tie...
Email reveals e-book talk between Steve Jobs, James Murdoch

Macmillan will pay $20M to settle remaining ebook pricing lawsuits

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Macmillan settled with the Department of Justice Friday over allegedly colluding to set ebook prices, and is now settling the class action and states’ lawsuits remaining against it. Under a proposed settlement announced Friday night, Macmillan will pay $20 million to consumers represented by 33 states’ attorneys general and by...
Macmillan will pay $20M to settle remaining ebook pricing lawsuits

Ray Bradbury wasn’t a digital dinosaur; e-backlist coming

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Ray Bradbury was right about so many things and spellbinding about so many others that it almost hurts to write this: Ray Bradbury was wrong when it came to reading. But then I also get to tell you this: he changed his mind. HarperCollins is in the midst of preparing...
Ray Bradbury wasn’t a digital dinosaur; e-backlist coming
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