The company is scheduled to go to trial in June over the Justice Department’s accusation that it conspired with five publishing houses to fix prices on electronic books.
Penguin has offered, and has confirmed to us that the European Commission has accepted, a settlement with the EC over the agency pricing model for e-books -- a case the stretched back to last year and involved Penguin, along with Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, as well as Apple. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered to testify in a New York court case the Justice Department brought against the company over the pricing of e-books for consumers. Federal Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday granted a government request to depose Apple Inc.’s chief executive. Show More Summary
Last year, Apple was hit with an antitrust case from the U.S. Department of Justice over the pricing scheme of e-books in Apple’s iBookstore. Since that time, 11 executives at Apple have already been deposed over the issue, but the Department of Justice is demanding that Tim Cook be involved, and they just got their [...]Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Justice decided last week that it would not incorporate notes taken by Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' biographer into its antitrust case, which is targeting the Cupertino company over alleged e-book price fixing.
And another one bites the dust. After refusing to join in an earlier settlement with three other publishers accused of colluding with Apple to fix prices on e-books, the folks at publishing biggie MacMillan have decided to settle with the U.S. Dept. of Justice for $20 million. MacMillan, along with Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and the Penguin Group, were … [More]
Publisher Macmillan announced Friday that it is settling its case with the Department of Justice in its lawsuit over e-books. The DOJ had accused five major publishers and Apple of conspiring to set e-book prices; Macmillan was the last publisher to agree to settle.
The Justice Department is close to wrapping up one more piece of the e-book pricing dispute that’s been going on for months, announcing today it had reached a settlement with Pearson Penguin Group. The government had alleged that Penguin, four other publishers and Apple had been in cahoots to unfairly fix e-book prixes. Penguin is likely pleased with the settlement, … [More]
The US Department of Justice may have only reached settlements with three of the five major publishers it had sued for allegedly fixing e-book prices, but it's improving its track record through a new deal with Penguin. Like its peers,...Show More Summary
Apple's European antitrust probes have ended, and the e-book pricing restrictions are over. What does this mean for Apple and the e-book publishers?
"Lincoln" led in number of nominations, but "Django Unchained" got help in becoming an Oscar contender; a European settlement over e-book prices; and Kanye West's kilt made a statement at the benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Good news for Amazon, and for consumers on the lookout for bargain prices for e-books in Europe. Apple, along with the publishers Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette and Holtzbrinck (Macmillan), have reached a settlement overShow More Summary
The European Union is poised to accept a settlement in the case it brought against Apple and publishers over e-book price fixing, Reuters reports. Apple and four publishers -- Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster -- were part of a settlement offer made in September.
Gary Price at Infodocket presents documents for both sides in the disagreement over e-lending.
Under investigation from the European Commission (EC) over reports that it had worked with major publishers to restrict e-book pricing, Apple and four publishers have offered to settle the case,...
Book publishers have reached a settlement with the Department of Justice over the e-book price fixing ring of which Apple was allegedly kingpin. That settlement is great news, because it means we'll be able to buy cheaper e-books really soon. More »
A federal judge has approved a settlement with Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins over e-book price-fixing allegations. In the Atlantic Wire, Adam Martin explains how the settlement could lead to an e-book price...Show More Summary
In a move that could reshape the publishing industry, a federal judge has approved a settlement with three of the nation's largest book publishers over alleged collusion in the pricing of e-books.
The settlement with three major publishers in an antitrust case brought by the government paves the way for a war over the cost of digital books.
In a widely expected decision, Judge Denise L. Cote approved conditions that curb publishers' ability to restrict a retailer's "discretion over e-book pricing.