Small-Bookstore Group Rips DOJ's E-Book Antitrust Deal

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A trade group representing independent bookstores on Friday slammed the government's proposed settlement with three publishing houses accused of conspiring with Apple Inc. to fix electronic book prices, saying the deal would limit competition by allowing Amazon.com Inc. to squeeze out smaller vendors.

The American Booksellers Association sent the U.S. Department of Justice a letter that said the result of the alleged collusion — a new business model in which publishers, not retailers, set the prices for e-books — actually had made the e-book market more...
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