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The Apple e-book antitrust lawsuit: What it means
The Apple e-book antitrust lawsuit: What it means

The Justice Department and attorney generals from 16 states sued Apple Inc. and five major book publishers, alleging they colluded to raise the price of electronic books. The government said the conspiracy cost consumers more than $100 million over two years and added $2 to $5 to the price of new releases and bestsellers. Here are answers to some questions related to the case: Who are the publishers? Three of the publishers -- Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster – have settled with the federal government. But Holtzbrinck Publishers, which readers know under the trade name Macmillan, and Penguin Publishing Co. have not settled. Hachette and HarperCollins also settled...

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