The Justice Department says it is conducting an antitrust investigation to determine if there’s...


The Justice Department says it is conducting an antitrust investigation to determine if there’s collusion between book publishers and Apple (AAPL) in the pricing of e-books. Yesterday, EU officials said they are probing Apple and other publishers to determine if they illegally raised prices for e-books when the iPad was introduced in the spring of 2010.

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  • The Geoffster
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    While they're at it, perhaps they could investigate collusion in the financial sector.
    7 Dec 2011, 12:48 PM Reply Like
  • J P
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    This is beyond asinine. Apple's contract clearly states that publishers can only offer books on iBooks at the lowest price they sell them anywhere.

     

    Dishonest marketing from Amazon has actually produced a DoJ investigation?

     

    Proof positive we need to repeal these "anti-trust" laws.
    7 Dec 2011, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • Tamarack Jack
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    Here's an example of why Europe is going down the tubes!
    8 Dec 2011, 09:14 AM Reply Like
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