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...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.