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Amazon Has Gone Too Far

Philip Elmer-DeWitt | CNN Money | May 25, 2014

Because it was Apple (AAPL) that got sued for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, not Amazon (AMZN), the federal judge who decided the case last July was able to ignore the facts...Apple tried to raise these facts in its defense, but U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, in the ruling that found that Apple had conspired with five publishers to raise the price of e-books, dismissed them in two sentences...

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Apple’s Court Loss Could End The Book As We Know It

Marcus Wohlsen | Wired | July 11, 2013

The Justice Department is hailing a judge’s finding yesterday that Apple and publishers conspired to fix e-book prices as a victory for consumers, who are paying less since the alleged cabal was thwarted. But readers shouldn’t rest easy... Read More »

British Columbia To Offer Free Textbooks Online [Canada]

Staff Writer | SFU | October 25, 2012

[British Columbia] will soon be the first province to offer students free, online, open textbooks for the 40 most popular post-secondary courses, the provincial government announced this month. Read More »

E-Book Ruling Gives Amazon An Advantage

David Streitfeld | New York Times | July 10, 2013

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, loves disrupting markets. In that regard, he must be having a delightful summer. The book business, once so mired in the past it seemed part of the antiques trade, is up for grabs. Read More »

Open Access Repositories, Copyright, And Fair Use At ACRL

Carol Minton Morris | DuraSpace | April 16, 2013

Open access repositories using DSpace or Fedora open source software are growing in numbers of installations worldwide (1,500+), as well as in the volume and diversity of resources that they help to make available... Read More »

Stephen Colbert Lambastes Amazon Over Blocking, Delaying Hachette books

Casey Johnston | Ars Technica | June 5, 2014

Writers are losing patience as retail giant, publishing giant duke it out.  Popular authors have begun taking sides in the roiling Amazon-Hachette contract dispute, including the likes of Malcolm Gladwell and, most recently, Stephen Colbert...

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