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Authors write the latest chapter in their ongoing saga with Amazon

The same group of authors, book publishers and booksellers that urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Amazon for antitrust violations last summer recently voiced its support for Apple in its attempt to overturn the adverse verdict against it entered by a New York federal judge in connection with the DOJ’s civil prosecution of it for harming competition with—you guessed it—Amazon.

As we have previously discussed, the literary community has been at odds with Amazon in recent years; claiming that Amazon used its dominance of the e-book retail market to control the flow of information to the general …

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I recently spoke with Zosha Millman  of LXBN  for her recent post
Is Amazon Opening Another Confusing Antitrust Door with Its New Sale Ban?
As you can imagine, Amazon’s recent move to cease offering Apple or Google streaming devices has left many consumers a bit, shall we say “primed”.  Check out Zosha’s article for more details… one thing is for sure… interesting times ahead for all.…

Antitrust woes for Amazon, Part 1

Since the Kindle was released in 2007, Amazon has become dominant in the e-publishing world. Amid its other legal battles over the last eight years, a dispute between authors, the traditional publishing industry and Amazon has been not so quietly brewing. Antitrust Law Source author Darcy Jalandoni and editor Jay Levine discuss some of the interesting twists and turns in the dispute, and what the next chapter holds.…

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