Paul Aiken

Updated In a decision that could start an e-book price war in the publishing industry, a federal judge on Thursday approved a settlement between the Justice Department and three major publishers in a civil antitrust case that accused the companies of collusion in the pricing of digital books.

The long-expected approval soundly rejected criticisms of the deal that had accumulated throughout the summer from hundreds of parties, including Barnes & Noble, the Authors Guild and the American Booksellers Association.

It is most important that discovery continues as it happened in the past.  Some stuff is better bought in person because of the touch factor.  That’s why Jobs started the Apple Stores even though he faced a lot of opposition from peoople who thought it was backward looking.  Need bookstore for that experience, in children’s [...]

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