Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Apr 2012 11:00 UTC
Legal "The Justice Department could sue Apple as early as Wednesday over alleged electronic book price-fixing, while settling with several publishers as early as this week, two people familiar with the matter said." I feel safe already. Update: ...and we have lift-off.
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Apple? What about Amazon?
by benali72 on Wed 11th Apr 2012 22:55 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

Really an odd move, when everyone knows that Amazon is the one that merits investigation. Google it and you'll see a ton more background on accusations of this kind of behavior by Amazon in regards to e-books. Amazon nearly controls the market in the U.S. and pushes around authors, indies, and pubs at will on e-book pricing.

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RE: Apple? What about Amazon?
by cyrilleberger on Thu 12th Apr 2012 05:50 in reply to "Apple? What about Amazon?"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

There is no law on bullying your partners for lowering their price. However, there are laws on price agreement. This is why Amazon can keep bullying people to get lowered price while Apple and publishers cannot make an agreement on price.

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