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Amazon Put the Heat On Apple’s Digital Book Deals -
2011-12-27 00:14:34 GMT
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"According to sources within the European Commission, Amazon strongly encouraged the setting up of the investigation which opened on December 6 into allegations of an illegal agreement between Apple and five major publishers. European authorities are looking into whether Apple and the publishers involved made a concerted effort to maintain artificially inflated prices for digital books. As a result of their negotiations, the publishers hoped to protect the distribution of paper books sold at similar prices to digital books. In return, they have agreed not to sell their books at cheaper prices than those available at Apple’s iBookstore."
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