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Publishers Claim Apple Order Illegally Hobbles Return To Agency Model

Posted at 5:39AM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014

When they struck their e-book price-fixing settlements in 2012, the five agency publishers believed that, in two years, they would be free to negotiate a return to a "no-discount" agency model for e-books. But in appeal filings last week, lawyers for Simon & Schuster and Macmillan contend that Judge Denise Cote's 2013 final order against Apple has made a timely return to a straight "no-discount" agency model all but impossible.

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