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-- -- eighty dollars on today's tech -- Justice Department is suing apple in five publishing companies over alleged Eva price fixing.
Free publishers have already settled including Hachette harpercollins which is a division.
-- -- by the parent company of this network News Corp.
-- Simon and Schuster the question remains however about what is going to happen to apple.
At the heart of the government's suit against Apple's a term called agency pricing -- in new ways -- e-book prices which came about to circumvent.
Amazon's dominance of the e-book market where publishers -- higher e-book prices in return for 30% commission in the promise that they couldn't sell.
More cheaply to any of its rivals -- notably Amazon.
It -- to -- jobs openly admitted they use up its company to this agency pricing model because in his biography he was quoted.
As saying quotes.
Will go to an agency -- model where you set the price in -- get our 30% in yes the com customer pays a little more.
But that's what you want anyway and this to contends that this agreement cost customers spend more than just a little perhaps maybe.
Ten style hundreds of millions of dollars more.
-- Steve Jobs actually incriminate himself while the publishing companies where.
Certainly up to something in -- US according to lawsuit.
It does state that the CEOs of the five publishing companies mad any private dining room up I'm of upscale Manhattan restaurants.
And had secret conversations.
About business and Amazon's e-book retailing practices in practice says.
Without the supervision of any sort of legal counsel even said that the publishers took steps to hide their communication by deleting their emails.
Also avoiding Paper trails.
All together a little suspicious there absolutely that's gonna.