The DOJ believes that Apple is forcing you to pay more for e-books* On April 11, 2012 the world of antitrust became abuzz with the news that the DOJ filed a lawsuit against Apple for its alleged participation in an e-books pricing scheme with the leading publishers: Hachette Book Group (USA), HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. and Simon & Schuster Inc., Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC (which does business as Macmillan) and Penguin Group (USA). The DOJ complaint alleges that these 5 publishers “agreed among themselves and with Apple to raise the retail prices of e-books by taking control of e-book pricing from retailers in order to stop the expansion of Amazon and its platform – Kindle”. The DOJ case will proceed only against Apple and two publishers: Macmillan and Penguin. The other three
The US DoJ announces to continue investigations into the e-book industry for alleged price-fixing conspiracy (Apple)
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