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

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.”

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