The DOJ's e-book settlement with Simon & Schuster (CBS), Hachette, and HarperCollins (NWS,...

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The DOJ's e-book settlement with Simon & Schuster (CBS), Hachette, and HarperCollins (NWS, NWSA) requires deals with Apple (AAPL) to be terminated and renegotiated, along with other contracts that restrict an e-book retailer's ability to set final prices (e.g. their deals with AMZN and BKS). However, the settlement doesn't mandate publishers adopt a wholesale distribution model, such as the one Amazon originally used to discount e-book prices.