Apple and the Big Six publishers face another class action price-fixing lawsuit
August 23, 2011 | 12:55 am
Another class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple and the “big 6” publishers over agency pricing. Unlike the other lawsuit earlier this month, this one also includes Random House among the defendants. But like that other suit, it alleges that Apple and the publishers colluded on an e-book price-fixing scheme. The law firm filing the suit seeks to represent the class of people who purchased a defendant’s e-book for more than $9.99 since April 1, 2010.
While I’m not quite as optimistic as Paul that the eventual outcome will do away with agency pricing, I have to admit it’s fun watching the whirlwind Apple and the publishers have sown starting to sprout.
(Found via eBookNewser.)