Macmillan settles in ebook price-fixing case, leaving Apple a lone holdout

Macmillan settles in ebook price-fixing case, leaving Apple a lone holdout

The US Department of Justice has announced that it’s settled with Macmillan in an ebook price-fixing case involving Apple and several other publishers. In a statement, the DoJ said Macmillan has agreed to lift restrictions on discounting ebooks, and to report on any joint ventures or collaborations with other publishers. Macmillan, HarperCollins, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette were all accused of conspiring with Apple to raise the prices of their ebooks in response to Amazon’s low prices in mid-2012. Three of the publishers almost immediately settled, and Penguin followed suit in December, leaving Macmillan the only holdout besides Apple

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Macmillan settles in ebook price-fixing case, leaving Apple a lone holdout

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