Six years ago, one of the most pivotal, and contentious, events in the development of the e-book market ended with a whimper. In April 2012, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Apple, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Group, and Simon & Schuster, charging them with colluding to raise e-book prices. The publishers eventually settled, but Apple took the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to hear the appeal in March 2016.

From the Archive: March 14, 2016 by Publishers Weekly on Scribd

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