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Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing

Weeks of litigation ended this week when the Department of Justice issued Apple Inc. an injunction in the e-books antitrust case. The injunction will last for five-years, starting in early October. It is accompanied by an External Compliance Monitor; the …

Publishers Strike Back at Amazon Publishers Strike Back at Amazon

It was recently reported that the U.S. federal government is suing Apple and book publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster, on the assumption that they’d worked together to raise the prices of e-books. Three of the merchants …

Amazon Possibly Behind Justice Department e-Book Lawsuit Amazon Possibly Behind Justice Department e-Book Lawsuit
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When the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and other major publishers for allegedly banding together to drive up book prices, Amazon was named several times in the 36-page complaint. The company was named so repeatedly, roughly 90 …

Macmillan CEO John Sargent Responds To DOJ Lawsuit Macmillan CEO John Sargent Responds To DOJ Lawsuit

A short while ago we brought you news that Apple and five publishers had been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit alleges that Apple colluded with Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster to raise e-book …

Macmillan CEO Lifts Google Laptops

Richard Charkin is the CEO of Macmillan Publishers, and he recently got into a bit of a tiff with Google.  This didn’t involve angry letters or frivolous lawsuits (entertaining as those are); instead, Charkin stole a pair of Google laptops.  And blogged about it.