Bob Kohn

Supreme Court review of Apple anti-trust case seems unlikely

By Chris Meadows
September 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Andrew Albanese, one of the analysts I’ve most followed on the Apple anti-trust matter, has weighed in on the likelihood that the Supreme Court will get involved in the case. He checks in with various legal experts and reviews what’s been said about the alleged “circuit split.” Law [...]

Authors United monopoly claim against Amazon is fairly unconvincing

By Chris Meadows
August 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

A couple of interesting pieces on the Authors United matter popped up today. In the New Yorker, Vauhini Vara looks at the united authors’ arguments put forward in their letter. Calling those arguments “highly unorthodox,” she goes over them with the help of some anti-trust experts. The [...]

New York Public Library panel: ‘Amazon: threat or menace?’

By Chris Meadows
July 2, 2014 // 3 Comments

Well, the New York Public Library panel discussion on Amazon was a big disappointment. I suppose I should have expected it, given how the panel was stacked with some of Amazon’s harshest critics and others from the old-guard publishing industry, but I had harbored some hope they might be willing [...]

New York Public Library Amazon panel discussion takes place tonight

By Chris Meadows
July 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Just a friendly little reminder to block out 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern tonight to watch the panel discussion that the New York Public Library is hosting on Amazon’s business tactics, featuring James Patterson, Bob Kohn, and Passive Guy. It will be livestreamed, and promises to be rather entertaining. [...]

Can publishers win if they dare?

By Chris Meadows
May 31, 2014 // 7 Comments

Dare – dare to believe you can survive You hold the future in your hand Dare – dare to keep all of your dreams alive It’s time to take a stand And you can win, if you dare —Stan Bush, “Dare” That seems to be the chorus that publisher advocates are singing these days: as [...]

Bob Kohn files appeal of publisher anti-trust settlements

By Chris Meadows
December 23, 2013 // 4 Comments

Ah, the schadenfreude continues. Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly reports that Bob Kohn has filed his appeal of the approval of the Macmillan and Penguin e-book settlements. In the hearing a couple of weeks ago, Judge Cote suggested it was unlikely he would be found to have standing to appeal [...]

Apple calls shenanigans on anti-trust monitor; Bob Kohn gets his day in court

By Chris Meadows
December 7, 2013 // 18 Comments

The Apple trial over the last few days has taken an interesting turn. Essentially, Apple complained to the court that the special anti-trust monitor Judge Cote assigned, Michael Bromwich, has been getting too big for his britches, seeing to investigate all sorts of things outside of his usual [...]

Antitrust experts say publishing is not a special case

By Chris Meadows
October 31, 2012 // 2 Comments

Do publishers deserve special treatment from anti-trust courts? Paid Content reports on antitrust experts who said no at a New York book event this week: “There’s never been a defendant sued for antitrust who didn’t think their market was special,” said Chris Sagers of Cleveland State [...]

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