E-Book Settlement – Amazon Wins Again

If anyone was in any doubt that the e-book pricing anti-trust lawsuit was a case of capture of the legal system by Amazon, here’s the proof. Normally when there’s a class action lawsuit, the courts collect the money and parcel it out to the victims. Not in this case. The publishers who have agreed not to contest the case (Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon and Schuster) are paying out, but that money goes to Amazon, and the only way that the supposed victims of the crime can use their money is by buying something from Amazon. Sure its convenient, but it doesn’t look good at all.

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7 Responses to E-Book Settlement – Amazon Wins Again

  1. Chance says:

    You can actually get a check if you want – I received an email from Amazon telling me so.

    • Cheryl says:

      That’s good to know, but it is still a case of the court encouraging people to shop with Amazon. It should be an opt-in, not an opt-out.

  2. philip says:

    Ugh.

    So my price-fixed books bought in the Nook store ain’t getting rebated.

  3. Via Shelf Awareness:
    “Barnes & Noble is preparing similar information to send to its customers, a company spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal. ” http://tinyurl.com/9732qt9

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