Comic Strip Filing Explains Thoughts on E-Book Price-Fixing

Attorney Bob Kohn has found a creative way to condense a 93-page filing into five pages: He’s turned a lengthy argument against the e-book price-fixing settlement between the Department of Justice and Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster into a comic strip, according to the New York Times.

Turning nearly 100 pages of words into just five was too much trouble, so Kohn turned to pictures, which are allegedly worth a thousand words each, the lawyer told the New York Times in an email.

The illustrations were created by a friend of Kohn’s daughter and Kohn wrote the script.

On Friday, Judge Denise Cote, who is presiding over the e-book price-fixing case, told Kohn he could file an amicus curiae brief — a document filed by an outside party giving more information about a case — but only if he reduced his lengthy brief to five pages and only if he filed it today. Kohn has seemingly found a way to do both.

Read more at the New York Times.

2 thoughts on “Comic Strip Filing Explains Thoughts on E-Book Price-Fixing

  1. Rod Miller

    Why a publicity stunt? Implying that a comic strip can’t be taken seriously? I would say being told to reduce a 93-page document to 5 pages is contemptuous.

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