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Canada Institutes Its Own eBook Terms with Publishers

Posted at 11:00AM Saturday 08 Feb 2014

After what the government said was an 18-month investigation, Canada's Competition Bureau has reached consent agreements with four multinational publishers regarding their e-book pricing policies. The agreements resolve the Bureau's concerns that the four companies—Hachette Book Group Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada, HarperCollins Canada and Macmillan Canada—"engaged in conduct that resulted in reduced competition for e-books in Canada." As part of the agreement, none of the publishers admitted any wrongdoing.


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