Confused By the eBook Lawsuit? So Is Everyone Else. The Atlantic
The Justice Department's antitrust suit over eBook price fixing is as deeply befuddling as it is important to the future of publishing. Reuters A lengthy Wall Street Journal analysis of the Department of Justice price-fixing case against five publishers and Apple features a photo of Picholine, the swanky restaurant (Zagat calls it "one of the best restaurants in town") where, according to the government, the alleged conspiracy took shape. The lawsuit asserts that "meetings took place in private dining rooms of upscale Manhattan restaurants and were used to discuss confidential business and competitive matters, including Amazon's e-book retailing practices.