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Subject: Antitrust: Commission opens formal proceedings to investigate sales of e-books
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:40:44 +0100

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Klipp ur pressmeddelande

Brussels, 06 December 2011 - The European Commission has opened formal
antitrust proceedings to investigate whether international publishers
Hachette Livre
(Lagardère Publishing, France), Harper Collins (News Corp., USA), Simon &
Schuster (CBS Corp., USA), Penguin (Pearson Group, United Kingdom) and
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holzbrinck (owner of inter alia Macmillan, Germany)
have, possibly with the help of Apple, engaged in anti-competitive practices
affecting the sale of e-books in the European Economic Area (EEA)1, in breach of
EU antitrust rules. The opening of proceedings means that the Commission will
treat the case as a matter of priority. It does not prejudge the outcome of the

Svensk bokhandel:

Jan Szczepanski
Övre Olskroksgatan 20
416 67 Göteborg
Tel: 041 - 19 68 72
E-post: [log in to unmask]

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