European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into Amazon’s e-book distribution arrangements “The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into certain business practices by Amazon in the distribution of electronic books (“e-books”). The Commission will in particular investigate certain clauses included in Amazon’s contracts with publishers. […]
Pandora Wins Appeals Court Ruling on Ascap Royalty Rates – NYTimes.com “In Pandora Media’s second victory against the music industry in a week, a federal appeals court affirmed a judge’s ruling about royalty rates for the millions of songs represented by Ascap.” Posted from Diigo.
European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – A Digital Single Market for Europe: Commission sets out 16 initiatives to make it happen ” three pillars: (1) better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe; (2) creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and […]
Second-hand e-book seller complains about Dutch publishers – POLITICO “A Dutch web firm that sells second-hand e-books has complained to the country’s competition authorities that it is being boycotted by three of the largest Dutch publishers.” See also: Secondary Market for Ebooks? The ReDigi Case; Rivendita di ebook usati: per il Tribunale di Amsterdam è […]
Former E-Commerce Executive Charged with Price Fixing in the Antitrust Division’s First Online Marketplace Prosecution | OPA | Department of Justice “According to the charge, Topkins and his co-conspirators agreed to fix the prices of certain posters sold in the United States through Amazon Marketplace. To implement their agreements, the defendant and his co-conspirators adopted […]
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed creation of a joint venture between three collective rights management organisations (CMOs) in the online licensing of musical works is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. Posted from Diigo.
The myth of Amazon’s ebook monopoly, in two screenshots – Vox Posted from Diigo.
PI: Google denunciata per i suoi algoritmi: “Gli algoritmi di Google starebbero penalizzando le attività di Unilibro, sito dedicato alla commercializzazione di testi in particolare afferenti al mercato dell’editoria scolastica e universitaria: l’azienda sospetta che la responsabilità risieda nel malfunzionamento degli algoritmi del motore di Mountain View. Ha così denunciato un’anomalia che la metterebbe in […]
Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K. – NYTimes.com Paul Krugman’s Error Over Amazon’s Market Power – Forbes Andreessen Slams Krugman Over Amazon – Business Insider Paul Krugman Exposes Amazon Plot to Ship Right-Wing Books Faster – National Review Online The Politics of New Washington Post Owner Jeff Bezos – The Atlantic Post names Frederick J. […]
Google ha vinto contro i giornali tedeschi? – Il Post German publishers capitulate and let Google post news snippets — for now | PCWorld German Publishers Grant Google A ‘Free License’ Google Never Needed To Post News Snippets | Techdirt Google demonstrates its power over the press by cowing German publishers | PandoDaily Posted from […]