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Feds put Apple on trial over e-books, starting Monday

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Over a year ago, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against six major book publishers and Apple. One-by-one, the publishers settled with the government, with the final publisher (Macmillan) agreeing to terms in February 2013. But there remains one major holdout: Apple itself. In court documents filed...
Feds put Apple on trial over e-books, starting Monday

Hachette to raise ebook prices for libraries by 220%

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In March, Random House increased the wholesale prices of the ebooks it offers to libraries by as much as 300 percent. Now Hachette, which only offers backlist ebooks (no new books) to libraries, is increasing its prices as well. Hachette makes older ebooks available to libraries through digital distributor OverDrive. In...
Hachette to raise ebook prices for libraries by 220%

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
16 states file lawsuits against Apple, joining DOJ’s antitrust fight

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

Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

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“They are slow, and we are fast. They have bloat and drag; we are lean and scrappy.” That’s how Jon Feldman, founder of Open Air Publishing, describes his startup’s relationship to traditional publishers. He believes his interactive e-books (available on iPad, and as of today, iPhone and iPod Touch) are...
Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel
June 2013 trial date set for U.S. Government versus Apple eBooks collusion case
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

DoJ Whacks "Self-Serving" Apple in Response to E-Book Settlement Comments

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Despite criticism of its actions from high-profile political figures, the Department of Justice is standing firm on its settlement with three publishers in the DoJ's lawsuit against Apple and five publishers accusing them of conspiring against common enemy Amazon. Under the terms of the settlement, the settling publishers are required...
DoJ Whacks "Self-Serving" Apple in Response to E-Book Settlement Comments
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

Sheryl Sandberg Just Bought A House Right Next To Facebook

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Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg – soon to be fabulously wealthy after Facebook's impending IPO — apprently just bought a house in Menlo Park, Bloomberg reports. Though she has other options — like expanding into politics or trying a new job — she is expected to remain at Facebook for...
Sheryl Sandberg Just Bought A House Right Next To Facebook

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

Apple ebook anti-trust trial set for 9-12 days in early June

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The Justice Department, state governments and Apple met in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday before US District Denise Cote to make arrangements for an upcoming trial in which Apple is accused of colluding with big publishers to fix the price of ebooks. The purpose of the hearing was to set...
Apple ebook anti-trust trial set for 9-12 days in early June

Penguin files settlement to end e-book price fixing suit

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The United States Department of Justice confirmed today that the Penguin group has made a settlement offer in New York District Court to end its ongoing e-book price fixing antitrust investigation. If accepted by the Department of Justice and the judge, only Apple and Macmillan will remain as defendants in...
Penguin files settlement to end e-book price fixing suit

Publishers Starting to Reject e-Book DRM

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One publisher does not a trend make, but Macmillan imprint and science-fiction house Tor/Forge's decision to abandon DRM this July may be a sign of things to come. Tor/Forge is dropping DRM because its customers, and authors, have been asking for DRM-free titles. The game isn't won yet, but...
Publishers Starting to Reject e-Book DRM

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

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 welcomes trial over eBook price-fixing allegations

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

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

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

Macmillan settles with DOJ, leaving Apple last defendant standing in ebook pricing case

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Macmillan, the last remaining publisher holdout in the Department of Justice’s ebook pricing antitrust lawsuit against five publishers and Apple, has decided to settle about ten months after the lawsuit was originally filed. Following Penguin’s settlement in December, Macmillan CEO John Sargent had said  Macmillan wouldn’t follow suit, but he acknowledged Friday...
Macmillan settles with DOJ, leaving Apple last defendant standing in ebook pricing case

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

Macmillan Settles E-Book Case

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Macmillan agreed to settle an antitrust lawsuit over e-book pricing, which means book retailers will now be able to discount the digital titles of all major publishers in the U.S....
Macmillan Settles E-Book Case

Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its ebooks available to libraries nationwide

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A year after it launched a pilot program making new ebooks available to some libraries, Big 6 publisher Hachette announced Wednesday that it will make its entire catalog of over 5,000 ebooks available to libraries nationwide as of May 8. New ebooks will be available to libraries at the same...
Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its ebooks available to libraries nationwide
Apple DOJ eBook trial set for next summer
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