In less than two weeks, Apple will head to trial over allegations that it colluded with five publishing houses in an effort to inflate the price of e-books. Indeed, the Justice Department last week released internal Apple emails which...Show More Summary
“Apple fundamentally disagrees with the judge’s preliminary comments."
Evidence that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices is strong, judge says.
The U.S. government has sufficient evidence to prove Apple participated in a conspiracy to raise e-book prices, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said during a court conference. “I believe that the government will be able to show at trial...Show More Summary
Digital rights management, or DRM, is a set of technologies used to control piracy. An example is the “Fairplay” system that Apple used until recently on most songs sold in its iTunes store. Fairplay was a set of digital locks that blocked certain uses – for example, a song could be played only on up to five authorized computers. Show More Summary
Innocent until proven guilty? Not for Cupertino. Apple’s e-book antitrust trial starts on June 3rd, but the U.S. District Judge in charge of the case is already openly expressing her belief that Apple engaged in a conspiracy. According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge Denise Cole recently opined: I believe that the government will be able [...]Show More Summary
It’s the case of a small neighborhood bookstore that’s thriving in Houston. Yes, people still read books and they’re not just using their Kindles or e-readers to do it. They’re seeking out specific books -- especially those books about murder and mystery. At Murder by the Book in Rice Village, it’s a real “who-done-it.”
There are several kindle books by Barry Eisler on sale in the Kindle store, for the rock-bottom price of $0.99 each: -A Clean Kill in Tokyo (previously published as Rain Fall) -Winner Take All (previously published as Rain Storm/Choke Point) -A Lonely Resurrection (previously published as Hard Rain/Blood From Blood) -Extremis (previously published as The [...]
A federal judge expressed a tentative view that the US Justice Department will be able to show evidence that Apple engaged in a conspiracy with publishers to increase e-book prices. ||| New York - In an unusual move before a trial, a...Show More Summary
In a potential major setback for Apple Inc., a federal judge who will preside over a coming antitrust trial that will determine whether it engaged in a conspiracy to raise prices for e-books said on Thursday that the government is likely able to prove its case against the computer maker.
In rare pre-trial "tentative view," Judge Denise Cote said the U.S Department of Justice will likely be able to prove that Apple colluded with major book publishers to falsely inflate the prices of e-books sold through the iBookstor...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge expressed a tentative view that the U.S. Justice Department will be able to show evidence Apple Inc engaged in a conspiracy with publishers to increase e-books prices.
From USA Today: A recent survey found that half of all readers had no interest in buying e-books and that the vast majority of people who buy e-books continue to buy print books as well. Among them are author Marilyn Johnson, who's written books about libraries (This Book Is Overdue) and the art of obituary writing (The Dead Beat). Show More Summary
Apple, accused "ringmaster," still not admitting to conspiracy.
Just a quick note to let you know the big e-book deals page has been updated. Some expired deals have been removed, and a bunch more (mostly thrillers & mysteries) have been added. Enjoy!
Girls fight!! Sorry, have we said too much?? Would Lena Dunham be mad at us?? Is knowing that Hannah’s e-book editor is going to fight Ray considered a spoiler?? Oopsies! Well then, we won’t tell you who wins, ha!! But THEY will: John Cameron Mitchell and Alex Karpovsky recently spilled the beans about their scheduled fight on season three [...]
Penguin has settled with U.S. states in an e-book price-fixing lawsuit, leaving only Apple now in the fray. Four other publishers accused of price-fixing with Apple settled earlier with the 33 states and territories and the U.S. Department of Justice. Show More Summary
The agreement is subject to court approval. Penguin settled a similar claim with the Justice Department in December.