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Agency pricing finally draws regulators’ probe

The great ebook price hike of 2010, when the five biggest book publishers got together with Apple and imposed "agency pricing on the world, never seemed, how shall we saw it, particularly legal. Today, EU antitrust authorities signaled they might agree:

"The Commission will in particular investigate whether these publishing groups and Apple have engaged in illegal agreements or practices that would have the object or the effect of restricting competition in the European Union or in the European Economic Area," the EU's executive Commission said in a statement.

-Reuters, December 6, 2011

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Posted by Aaron Pressman

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