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

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.
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  • montanamark
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    oh yes, the socialist state - we'll tell you who you can do business with and which "contracts" to ignore and cancel - just wave holders wand
    11 Apr 2012, 04:27 PM Reply Like
  • sawchain
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    We have an out of control monopoly. But it isn't publishers. It isn't Amazon. And it sure as hell isn't Apple.
    11 Apr 2012, 10:09 PM Reply Like
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