Barnes & Noble Responds to the DoJ Settlement

In a 27-page letter to the Department of Justice regarding the proposed settlement between Hachette, Simon and Schuster and HarperCollins and the Government over the e-book price-fixing lawsuit, e-book retailer Barnes & Noble contends that the settlement turns the DoJ into a regulator and shows little understanding of the e-book marketplace.

According to a report at, Barnes & Noble asserts that “the national economy, our nation’s culture, and the future of copyrighted expression” are at stake and that e-book prices have fallen overall under agency pricing.

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