How Antitrust Will Shape The E-Book Industry

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 6:55 PM EST) -- As the book sector accelerates the transition from print to digital media, one might predict that book prices would fall along with decreasing per-unit costs. Economists and industry experts may debate why this hasn’t happened. Some antitrust plaintiffs have offered their own explanations in the form of lawsuits. Thus, those theories will soon be tested in federal court.

During the past two months, there have been a series of lawsuits filed on behalf of purchasers of electronic books, or “e-books,” alleging price-fixing against publishers and retailers....
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