If the settlement is approved, Macmillan and Apple will be the lone defendants in the government’s suit.
European Union regulators ended an antitrust probe into e-book prices after Apple and other publishers offered to abandon the possibility of pricing agreements that would have hindered Amazon selling e-books more cheaply than their rivals.
The deal – which would end an antitrust investigation targeted at Apple's e-book pricing in Europe and allow Amazon to sell e-books more cheaply – is good news for Amazon but bad news for publishers.
'CBS This Morning' launched their new interactive book club, 'CBS This Morning Reads.'
Amazon has announced it will give Kindle owners refunds on past e-book purchases if a settlement with publishers accused of fixing prices is approved.
Publishers can now decide whether Google can digitize out-of-print books still protected by copyright, but does not settle the issue of individual author rights.
As sanctions take hold, Iranians are more dissatisfied with their government than ever. The time is right for the US and other democracies to actively support freedom seeking Iranians and regime change. That would also solve the crisis over Iran's nuclear program.
Just four days after a federal judge approved a settlement in the e-books price fixing case, HarperCollins has already started discounts.