Lawsuit: Apple, Publishers Colluded On E-Book Prices
by: Martin Kaste, NPR, August 11, 2011 2:08:00 am
Five big publishers have been setting the price of their e-books, instead of retailers, like Amazon, which had been selling e-books below cost to attract people to the Kindle. It's legal for publishers to set the price - unless they conspired to do so. Class action litigator Steve Berman says that's what they did, with the help of Apple and the new iPad.