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Collusion to Control a Powerful Customer: Amazon, E-Books, and Antitrust Policy

BY JOHN B. KIRKWOOD, 69 U. Miami L. Rev. 1 (2014). Introduction: Few recent antitrust cases have generated as much interest—and controversy—as “the e-books case.” It involved five leading publishers, two of America’s best known high-tech firms (Apple and Amazon), and a secret conspiracy, fueled by Steve Jobs himself, to force Amazon to charge higher prices. […]