Amazon, Publishers Face Beefed Up E-Book Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT) -- A group of independent booksellers hit Inc. and six major publishers with a beefed-up antitrust suit on Thursday accusing them of using proprietary digital rights management software to keep small brick-and-mortar shops from competing in the e-book market.

The amended proposed class action complaint added new detail to claims that Amazon has monopolized the e-reader market and used that power to dominate the e-book market through allegedly anti-competitive contracts signed with Random House Inc., Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Hachette Book Group USA Inc., Simon &...
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