Yesterday we learned that the Department of Justice had filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple and some popular publishers. The purpose of the lawsuit? E-books. Yes, it’s about how publishers can compete on price and how much consumers have to pay in order to purchase an e-book. Granted, this is a very brief summary so be sure to read the latest press release from the Department of Justice since it includes information about a settlement with three of the publishers. This site, Antitrust Case Filings, should have all of the relevant documents for this case.
What is antitrust? Learn more about it & 3 of the major antitrust laws from Antitrust Laws and You.