Developments in an case against Apple, publishers

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 2:48pm
The Associated Press

Developments in an antitrust case against Apple and book publishers over e-book pricing:

April 11: The Justice Department and 15 states sue Apple Inc. and major book publishers, accusing them of conspiring to raise e-book prices. The federal government announces settlement with three of the publishers, Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Shuster. The two publishers named in the case are Holtzbrinck Publishers, doing business as Macmillan, and The Penguin Publishing Co. Ltd., doing business as Penguin Group. Connecticut and Texas have also reached agreements with Hachette and HarperCollins.

April 13: Apple denies charges and says the company has instead fostered innovation and competition by introducing its iBookstore in 2010. The company insists customers have benefited from e-books that are more interactive and engaging.


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