U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers – Wallstreet Journal – Thomas Catan & Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Justice Department believes that Apple and the publishers acted in concert to raise prices across the industry, and is prepared to sue them for violating federal antitrust laws, the people familiar with the matter said.
This article details the digital history between Apple and publishers, the changes both have made for purchasing digital books, and what the Justice Department believes should be done.