price fixing

Wall Street Journal blasts Apple anti-trust monitor Michael Bromwich for overcharging, malfeasance

By Chris Meadows
February 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Well, there goes the Wall Street Journal again. In a paywalled opinion piece (just Google “All Along the Apple Watchtower” to read it), the Journal once again takes aim at Apple anti-trust [...]

Apple damages trial delayed to August 25

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the wake of Apple’s recent failure to obtain a stay on the damages trial, Andrew Albanese reports at Publishers Weekly, the trial has been postponed again, to August 25. There may not actually [...]

Department of Justice asks settling publishers, ‘Done any more colluding lately?’

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports hearing from “people familiar with the situation” that the first three publishers to settle—Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and News Corp’s own [...]

Wall Street Journal misses boat again with anti-Amazon hit piece

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 5 Comments

The Wall Street Journal has posted another scathing anti-Amazon editorial. It might be paywalled; if so you can bypass it by googling the headline. But I’m willing to bet you can guess pretty much [...]

Appeals court rejects Apple request for stay of damages trial

By Chris Meadows
June 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

Apple’s collected another appeal rejection the way some writers used to collect publisher rejection slips. The appeals court issued a terse decision saying that Apple hadn’t met the legal [...]

Department of Justice files brief in Apple antitrust appeal, argues for upholding Judge Cote’s verdict

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

Publishers Weekly’s Andrew Albanese has a rundown of the latest developments in the Apple anti-trust affair. The Department of Justice has filed its brief in favor of the appeals court upholding [...]

Konrath vs. Stross on the Amazon/Hachette affair

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2014 // 6 Comments

So, more people have chimed in on the Amazon/Hachette thing. Most notably, Charlie Stross has blogged about it. Given that he’s published by Orbit, a subsidiary of Hachette, it’s understandable [...]

Norway pursues possible publisher cartel favoring own book chains

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

After the reports of Amazon entering the Swedish market amid possible restricted competition, now Scandinavian neighbor Norway has reportedly seen a crackdown on anti-competitive practices in the [...]

Apple files opening brief in e-book anti-trust trial appeal

By Chris Meadows
February 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

Ars Technica reports that Apple has filed a 75-page opening brief in its appeal of Judge Cote’s decision finding it guilty of engaging in a conspiracy with the publishers to help raise prices. The [...]

Appeals court denies Apple request to stay anti-trust monitor

By Chris Meadows
February 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

The appeals court has issued its ruling on Apple’s request to have the anti-trust monitor stayed in the e-book price-fixing anti-trust trial. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Apple’s appeal has been [...]

Judge Cote devises brave punishments for Apple in settlement hearing

By libertyc
August 9, 2013 // 3 Comments

Apple and the publishers had their hearing before Judge Cote today on the penalties she’s considering imposing. There was more interesting news in the run-up to it, of course. First, GigaOm reports [...]

Apple to Allow Rival E-Book Retailers to Provide Direct Links to Content

By libertyc
August 2, 2013 // 5 Comments

I didn’t see this coming, although in hindsight, I should have. The DOJ and 33 state attorney generals just published their proposed remedies in the Apple price fixing case. Most of it was [...]

Interview: Publishers Weekly senior writer Andrew Richard Albanese discusses the Apple trial

By libertyc
July 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

After I wrote my review of Publishers Weekly senior writer Andrew Richard Albanese’s (recently updated) e-book The Battle of $9.99 about the DoJ vs. Apple e-book trial, Publishers Weekly offered me [...]

Amazon scrapes bottom, sells books cheaply to public, talks to Democrats

By libertyc
July 29, 2013 // 5 Comments

Just when you thought they could sink no lower, Amazon has added fresh offenses to their litany of crimes. So you’d conclude, at any rate, from the scrupulously impartial, limpidly objective [...]

Penguin Cries Uncle for the EU

By libertyc
July 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Fresh from covering itself with ignominy through Author Solutions, Penguin has promised it will play nice in Europe over pricing, with an offer to the European Union to end the price-fixing practices [...]

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