Publisher Settles in E-book Price Fixing Case

Simon & Schuster becomes the latest publisher to settle an antitrust claim by a team of states, while Macmillan, Penguin, and Apple fight on. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2012-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Some Publishers Quickly Settle E-book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Three of the five book publishers sued Wednesday by the Department of Justice quickly agree to scrap their deal with Apple and claim no wrong-doing. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Firm Behind Apple E-books Case Now Suing Amazon for Price Fixing

On March 19, lawyers from Hagens Berman filed a class action suit on behalf of consumers in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, accusing Amazon of a massive horizontal price fixing scheme involving its two million third-party sellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Polish Publishers Call for Book Tax Deductions and Make Another Bid for Fixed Prices

Having seen a bid for fixed book prices stall out before, the Polish publishers' association is making its case again to legislators in hopes of improving the industry's prospects. The post Polish Publishers Call for Book Tax Deductions and Make Another Bid for Fixed Prices appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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E-book buyers will soon get settlement payments from Apple price-fixing case

Some buyers of ebooks will begin to receive payments Tuesday as part of a settlement in a price-fixing case against Apple.People who purchased ebooks between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012, will receive credits from ebook sellers, or will get a check if they opted out of receiving credits,... Continue reading at PC World

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What the Conclusion of the Apple Pricing-Fixing Case Means for Publishers and Consumers

After four years of litigation, the Apple price-fixing case is over. But when can consumers expect to see the $400 million in refunds coming their way? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Harper CEO Not Testifying in Latest E-book Price-Fixing Case

In a brief brief order this week, Judge Denise Cote ruled that plaintiffs in a second ebook price-fixing case cannot depose HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Apple settles ebook price-fix case

The tech giant has agreed to settle a US legal action in which it was being sued over conspiring with publishers to fix ebook prices. Continue reading at BBC World

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E-book publishers side with Apple, ask DoJ to scrap new price-fixing rules

Apparently Apple isn't the only company thinking the US Department of Justice's recently imposed remedies against it were "draconian." US publishers HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and others have also ganged up on the DOJ with a legal brief opposing the punitive restrictions. In... Continue reading at Engadget

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E-book price-fixing: three publishers agree to pay $69 million to consumers

Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster say they will pay consumers to settle claims they conspired to fix ebook prices. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in ebook price fixing case

When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged ebook 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... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Senator Schumer sides with Apple and publishers in ebook price fixing case

A prominent Senate Democrat sided with Apple this week, and called on the Justice Department to drop its ebook lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif. company. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrote in an opinion piece that appeared in the Wednesday edition of the Wall Street Journal that a victory... Continue reading at Betanews

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The Real Bad Guy in the E-Book Price Fixing Case

This week, the Obama administration’s Justice Department struck a great legal blow against our open market for books, and indeed against open markets in America. Even though online retailer Amazon has captured more than 50 percent of many key book markets—like the one for ebooks—antitrust... Continue reading at Slate

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An E-Book Argument: Are Fixed Prices Needed to Preserve Publishing?

Alleged collusion aside, the publishing industry's agency pricing model may actually protect the long-term interests of everyone in the ebook value chain. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Justice Department formally charges Apple, big five publishers in ebook price fixing case (update)

The Justice Department has formally decided to sue Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster over alleged ebook price-rigging. Apple and Macmillian have already denied any wrongdoing, saying that the agreements were enhancing competition in an industry... Continue reading at Engadget

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EU ready to settle with publishers over ebook price-fixing, but no talks yet

European Union antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia says that the Competition Commission is open to a settlement with publishers in the increasingly high-profile ebook price fixing case, but only if the companies address key regulatory issues. Almunia says regulators are coordinating with the Justice... Continue reading at Betanews

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Price Cuts Bite Into Korean Book Sales, Fixed Price Considered

Despite a dramatic drop in book sales, Aladin used bookstores have thrived, with some publishers dumping books to boost sales; a fixed-price law is now under debate. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Fixed Book Prices in Germany: Two New Studies Are Introduced in Berlin

Germany's publishers and booksellers association releases dual studies on fixed book prices, long a tradition and legally regulated reality in the market. The post Fixed Book Prices in Germany: Two New Studies Are Introduced in Berlin appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Price promoted to associate publisher at Macmillan Children's Books

Macmillan Children’s Books communications director Alyx Price is being promoted to associate publisher at the firm. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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South African publishers investigated for alleged price-fixing

The Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and its 91 members are under investigation by the country's competition authority over alleged price-fixing on books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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