U.S. reportedly warns Apple, ebook publishers about price-fixing

The U.S. Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five top book publishers that lawsuits over alleged ebook price fixing might be in the offing, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Court rules Apple violated antitrust laws by conspiring to raise ebook prices

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Apple DID conspire to inflate ebook prices, must pay $450 million

On the same day that Apple Music launched, Apple received some bad news from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a 2 to 1 vote, judges ruled that the company did conspire with publishers to inflate the prices of ebooks sold through iBookstore, agreeing with a 2013 ruling. The judges found... Continue reading at Betanews

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Apple To Pay $450 Million In Settlement For Price Fixing E-Books

A federal appeals court stood by a 2013 decision that found the tech giant guilty of fixing ebook prices with publishers.Apple's last-ditch attempt to avoid paying $450 million to ebook buyers was just quashed, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in... Continue reading at Fast Company

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French publishers warned on ebook VAT rise

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Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report

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Apple Pleads for Price-Fixing Reversal

In its latest filing, Apple called the DoJ’s ebook price-fixing case an “incoherent attack on supposed collusion,” and urged the Second Circuit to reverse. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon sends money to Kindle readers affected by ebook price-fixing scandal

If you bought a lot of bestsellers, you could see a hefty credit on your Amazon account on Tuesday. Continue reading at PC World

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Will states and consumers sue Apple over ebook prices?

This summer a judge ruled that Apple arranged a conspiracy with major publishers to raise ebook prices. Now Apple faces a class action lawsuit from plaintiff states and a consumer class. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Ka-ching! Amazon explains benefits from ebook price-fixing settlement

The direct results of the ebook price fixing scandal between Apple and the five major U.S. book publishers are one-step closer to turning into real money for millions of Amazon customers. The online retailer recently began sending out e-mail notifications to Kindle ebook buyers telling... Continue reading at PC World

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Publishers fight Apple ebook ruling

Five major publishers are challenging restrictions imposed on Apple after it was found guilty of ebook price-fixing. Continue reading at BBC World

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Publishers say ebook restrictions would hurt them, not Apple

Five book publishers have objected to restrictions that would be placed on Apple's business after it was found guilty last month of conspiring to fix prices for ebooks.A New York federal judge ruled in July that Apple conspired with the publishers to fix prices for ebooks, snuffing out... Continue reading at PC World

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Publishers object to proposed Apple ebook remedies

As Apple returns to court on Friday to fight with government lawyers over proposed restrictions on its ebook business, the company is getting a little belated help from its alleged co-conspirators.     Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Polish Publishers Face Sales Slump, Propose Fixed-Pricing, Fight Piracy

Challenged by shrinking sales and online piracy, Poland’s publishing industry aims to mitigate losses with more stringent price regulation, reports Jaroslaw Adamowski. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Survey: Does Apple’s Guilty Verdict in Ebook Trial Damage Publishing?

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Apple violated antitrust law in ebook pricing

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Federal Court Finds Apple Guilty of E-Book Price Fixing

A federal judge today ruled that Apple is guilty of violating antitrust law by conspiring with major publishers to raise ebook prices.     Continue reading at Wired

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Apple conspired to set ebook prices, judge finds

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired with publishers to set the prices of ebooks and "played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy."A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired with publishers to set the prices of ebooks. Apple, the judge found,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Apple led conspiracy to raise prices of ebooks, federal judge rules

NEW YORK -- Apple Inc. conspired to raise the prices of ebooks, a judge ruled Wednesday morning, after a trial in which the Department of Justice accused the technology giant of aggressively pressuring publishers to raise prices and weaken Amazon.com.     Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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E-book price-fixing trial: Will the judge come down on the side of Apple?

Judge Denise Cote seemed inclined to rule for the Department of Justice at the beginning of the trial, but her remarks as the case closed seemed to indicate a shift towards Apple's side. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Apple's Cue Says Publishers Pushed for Higher E-Book Prices

The man the Department of Justice calls the "chief ringleader" of Apple's alleged conspiracy to raise ebook prices finally takes the stand in the government's price-fixing case against Apple. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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