Is the Academic Spring Moving Academic and STM Publishers to a Winter of Discontent?
The DOJ and 31 states are involved in a legal battle about ebook price-fixing ("DOJ Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple and 5 Publishers Over E-Book Pricing," Tim Carmody, Epicenter, April 11, 2012 [www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/04/doj-files-anti trust- suit-against-apple-and- five -publishers]). Apple, Macmillan, and Penguin are involved in a DOJ lawsuit and a class- action suit that claims a group of book publishers conspired to set ebook prices.
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