Conn. AG Probes Apple, Amazon E-Book Deals

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Connecticut's attorney general has launched an antitrust probe examining Inc. and Apple Inc.'s agreements with the country's largest e-book publishers, claiming the deals may keep rival e-book sellers from offering the products at cheaper prices.

Amazon and Apple have inked “most-favored-nation” deals with e-book publishers, in which publishers agree to give the companies the best prices for e-books, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday. These types of agreements seem to dissuade publishers from offering discounted e-books to anyone but the two giant e-book sellers,...
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