Archives: Antitrust

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  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.

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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 […]

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