Thursday, 16 August 2012
Amazon - predatory pricing?
Another row is brewing with the US DOJ case concerning price fixing of eBooks by Apple and major publishers - now claims are being made that the DOJ's own investigation into Amazon revealed that the online giant was guilty of predatory pricing - Attorney and Royalty Share CEO Bob Kohn is seeking permission from U.S. District Judge Denise Cote to file an amicus brief in the Department of Justice’s proposed ebook pricing settlement with book publishers. In the brief that Kohn filed with the court this morning (PDF, and embedded below), he says the DOJ’s own investigation into Amazon’s ebook pricing practices shows that the company engaged in predatory pricing. He asks the Court to demand that the DOJ turn over all documents relating to its investigation of Amazon’s ebook pricing practices. Full article HERE