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Class Action Lawsuit Against Amazon and Publishers Misses the Mark

By libertyc
February 21, 2013 // 5 Comments

According to the Huffington Post, three independent bookstores are filing a class action suit against Amazon and the “Big Six” publishers. Alyson Decker of Blecher & Collins PC, lead [...]

Google appeals class action certification in Google Books case

By libertyc
November 12, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Google Books lawsuit proceeds apace. paidContent and CNet report that, in Google’s latest filing, the search giant is appealing the court’s decision to certify class action status for the [...]

Department of Justice responds to comments, will not change its settlement terms

By libertyc
July 24, 2012 // 4 Comments

Today the Department of Justice finally got around to posting over 850 comments it received on its proposed anti-trust settlement with three agency pricing publishers—along with its own response [...]

Consumer payout in e-book pricing class-action still some distance away

By libertyc
July 19, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Justice Department suit against the publishers and Apple for introducing agency pricing is not seeking damages—just a change in the way publishers price. However, the competing class-action [...]

Authors sue Harlequin over e-book royalties

By libertyc
July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

The public may now be developing a love affair with e-books, but they may have lost their romance for some of Harlequin’s authors. Three such authors are suing Harlequin over a matter of [...]

John Wiley & Sons wins default judgment in peer-to-peer lawsuit

By libertyc
July 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

TorrentFreak has the latest word on the John Wiley & Sons peer-to-peer piracy lawsuit. A judge has entered a default judgment against one BitTorrent sharer of WordPress for Dummies in the amount [...]

Apple will reinstate AAC app Speak For Yourself if its developers win in court

By libertyc
June 28, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Register reports that Apple will reinstate the AAC app “Speak For Yourself” if the speech therapists who made the app are able to win the patent lawsuit brought against them. Apple pulled the [...]

Augmentative communication app Speak For Yourself pulled from iTunes store at patent plaintiff request

By libertyc
June 13, 2012 // 6 Comments

A few months ago I wrote about the patent situation surrounding an app called “Speak For Yourself” that allows autistic and otherwise nonverbal people to communicate with others. A couple of [...]

RIP Jean C. George, 92

By libertyc
May 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Galleycat reports that children’s author Jean C. George has passed away at the age of 92. George is best known for her books Julie of the Wolves and My Side of the Mountain, the latter of which was [...]

Judge denies Apple, publisher motions to dismiss class-action price-fixing suit

By libertyc
May 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of the filing I mentioned yesterday, the judge in the publisher/Apple price-fixing class action has issued a 56-page ruling (PDF). It’s important to note that this is only a [...]

Judge decides mostly in favor of Georgia State University in e-reserves case

By libertyc
May 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

A decision has come down in the Georgia State University e-reserves case, which we’ve covered here, here, and here. The case concerned electronic compilations of course material that professors [...]

Penguin parent company reassures stockholders about DoJ case in financial statement

By libertyc
April 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Pearson, the parent company of publisher Penguin, has released an interim management statement, as it is undoubtedly required to do every so often. Much of it isn’t of direct interest to e-book [...]

Why sue the publishers and Apple instead of Amazon? The DoJ may not have had much choice

By libertyc
April 23, 2012 // 5 Comments

In the publisher/Apple antitrust suit, one criticism that has emerged from the publisher partisan camp is that the DoJ is picking on them for trying to defend themselves against Amazon’s growing [...]

Consumers still ‘upset and confused’ over e-book pricing

By libertyc
April 22, 2012 // 13 Comments

The perception and reality of e-book prices have been a matter of strong consumer opinions ever since Amazon first hit it big with its $9.99 bestseller titles and then publishers implemented agency [...]

Wiley sues BitTorrent sharers, gives SCOTUS another shot at first sale precedent

By libertyc
April 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

TorrentFreak reports that For-Dummies publisher John Wiley & Sons has moved to file suit against several BitTorrent users who allegedly shared its books online. The majority of BitTorrent sharers [...]

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