e-book price fixing

Judge Cote: Apple Did Conspire to Raise E-Book Prices

By libertyc
July 10, 2013 // 3 Comments

Judge Denise Cote has ruled on the Apple e-book case. And the verdict? “The plaintiffs have shown that the publisher defendants conspired with each other to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise e-book prices, and that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing [...]

DOJ Wraps Up Case Against Apple

By libertyc
June 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

The Department of Justice has wrapped up its case against Apple, complete with a 119-count slide deck. If you’re into that sort of thing, it’s worth a look. By the way, although All Things D had the final Apple slide deck as well, it appears to be gone now. If someone can point me to [...]

Apple: Collusion on E-Book Pricing or Just Tough Talks?

By libertyc
May 16, 2013 // 5 Comments

The New York Times and Reuters ran articles recently that tell opposing stories about Apple’s role in agency pricing. In the Times story, the Justice Department paints a picture of Apple as the ringleader of agency pricing. In the Reuters story, Apple insists that it just had tough talks with [...]

BREAKING: Macmillan Settles with DOJ on Price Fixing

By libertyc
February 8, 2013 // 11 Comments

Apple is now the lone hold-out. As you may recall, three publishers—Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster—immediately settled, leaving Penguin, MacMillan and Apple to fight it out in court. Penguin settled in December, probably to protect their pending merger with Random House. And [...]

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