Department of Justice Sues Apple Over the Price of E-Books

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and five major publishers on antitrust grounds, alleging they fixed prices of e-books throughout 2010. According to the Department, consumers may have been paying as much as $5 too much for e-books. Three of the publishers have settled. Joe Nocera is an Op-Ed Columnist at the New York Times, and joins us to talk about how book pricing works, and what yesterday's legal actions mean for the future pricing of e-books.

Guests:

Joe Nocera

Produced by:

Brad Mielke

Comments [1]

Peg

After listening to this story, I think that 'all powerful' Amazon should be the recipient of the antitrust suit.

Apr. 12 2012 08:26 AM

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