Music Exec Says DOJ's E-Book Deals Threaten Competition

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT) -- An Internet music company executive sought Monday to oppose the U.S. Department of Justice's proposed settlements with a trio of publishers accused of conspiring with Apple Inc. to boost e-book prices, arguing that the deals will undermine competition.

In a motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief submitted in New York federal court, eMusic founder Bob Kohn said that the DOJ has failed to consider the pro-competitive aspects of the antitrust conduct allegedly engaged in by Apple and publishers Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers...
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