DoJ Antitrust Head: Competition and Lower E-Book Prices at Heart of DoJ Case

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Sharis Pozen, outgoing antitrust head at the Department of Justice, spoke at the Brookings Institution yesterday about her tenure at the DoJ, the department’s anti-trust priorities and the heart of the case against Apple and the “agency five,” via GalleyCat (Resigning Acting Antitrust Chief Defends eBook Lawsuit):

“At its heart, this case is about protecting competition, not competitors.  And most importantly, it is about lower eBook prices for consumers.  As I stated when we announced this action, our proposed remedy demonstrates that the antitrust laws are flexible and can keep pace with technology and a rapidly changing industry.  Indeed, our settlements with the three publishers have a five-year term with a two-year ‘cooling off’ period, representing a  desire to balance the need to ensure competition is restored in this important and evolving market, while not inhibiting its growth and innovation.”

Read more at GalleyCat.

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