From Publishers Weekly: Indie Booksellers Sue Amazon, Big Six over E-book DRM

Faydra Deon
By Faydra Deon March 30, 2013 13:20

From Publishers Weekly: Indie Booksellers Sue Amazon, Big Six over E-book DRM

It’s been a while since booksellers sued publishers but that’s what’s just happened as three independent bookstores have filed an antitrust class action lawsuit against the big six houses and Amazon charging that by signing agreements that call for the use of DRM on e-books sold through the Kindle, the online retailer and the publishers have combined to restrict the sale of e-books. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, contends that while Amazon and Random House, Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan signed contracts with Amazon for the sale of e-books with DRM that was “specifically designed to limit the use of digital content” to various Kindle devices…

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Faydra Deon
By Faydra Deon March 30, 2013 13:20
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