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I don’t toot my own horn on TeleRead, and as a matter of fact generally don’t even make any comments, because I feel the blog should not be about me.  However, I was going through some old stuff over the weekend and I found someting I had forgotten about and that made me proud.  In an article I wrote about my disagreeing with Mike Shatzkin on his praise of the, then new, agency model I discussed how resale price maintenance, which is exemplified by the agency model, has been relatively recently approved by the Supreme Court, and then I went on to say that despite this:

The publishers are setting up a world without any competition – which only a healty retail market can provide – and I think it’s very sad that our legal system currently allows this.  However, since all the publishers agreed to the same model, at this same time, I think, as a lawyer, that a case could be made to prosecute them for a conspiracy to restrain trade or fix prices. …

This was on June 3, 2010.  I guess I haven’t lost the touch!  Toot, Toot!  

 
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