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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 the long-term interests of everyone in the e-book value chain.
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DoJ: Stop Price Fixing E-Books

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (3 years ago)

The Justice Department is allegedly planning to sue Apple and five major publishers for collusion and price-fixing of e-books. Lawmakers believe that the companies are working together to artificially raise the prices of e-books, si... Read Post

The e-book wars: Who is less evil, Amazon or book publishers?

Technology : GigaOM (3 years ago)

As the Justice Department pursues an antitrust case over e-book prices, publishers say they need "agency pricing" to prevent Amazon from increasing its monopoly and decimating the book industry. So who should we be rooting for, the ... Read Post

Did Apple conspire with publishers to keep e-book prices high?

Technology : GigaOM (3 years ago)

A class-action lawsuit alleges that Apple conspired with the book industry to implement the "agency model" of pricing, which has kept e-book prices high. But was this an actual conspiracy, or just an attempt by Apple and publishers ... Read Post

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