The EU Commission opens an investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices by five EU and US publishers (Hachette Livre /Harper Collins / Simon & Schuster / Penguin / Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holzbrinck)

European Commission investigates companies active in the e-book publishing sector* On 6 December 2011 the European Commission opened an investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices by five EU and US publishers, possibly with the help of Apple, in relation to the sale of e-books in the European Economic Area in breach of Article 101 of the Treaty on the

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Gabriele Accardo, The EU Commission opens an investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices by five EU and US publishers (Hachette Livre /Harper Collins / Simon & Schuster / Penguin / Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holzbrinck), 6 December 2011, e-Competitions December 2011, Art. N° 62750

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