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Justice Department confirms investigation of e-book industry

December 23, 2011, by Jeff, category Books, Gadgets

From the LA Times Blog …

The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust arm said it was looking into potentially unfair pricing practices by electronic booksellers, joining European regulators and state attorneys general in a widening probe of large U.S. and international e-book publishers.

At a Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Wednesday, Sharis Pozen, the acting assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s antitrust division, said the agency was “investigating the electronic book industry” but gave fewdetails.

A Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed that the probe involved the possibility of “anticompetitive practices involving e-book sales.”

Read the full article at:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/12/justice-department-confirms-investigation-of-e-book-industry.html

So, what do you think ?