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Settlement Near in E-Book Pricing Probe

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-04-05

Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Hachette are close to settling an e-book price-fixing probe with the Justice Department, but Apple and two other publishers are holding out.
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Dowler family offered £2m-plus settlement

Talks with News of the World publisher understood to be ongoing over payout that would include sizeable donation to charityMilly Dowler's family have been offered a multimillion-pound settlement... | Guardian – 2011-09-19

Chin pushes Google Settlement deadline to 2012

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:25 The judge in the Google Settlement case has extended the deadline for talks between the internet giant and the publishers... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Google Settlement Parties Pursue Separate Deals

After nearly three years stumping together to get the Google Book Settlement approved, the parties in the scuttled deal are headed for litigation. At a September 15 status conference, Judge Denny... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-16

Google Reports Progress in Digital Books Settlement Talks

Google Inc. reported progress in possible settlement of a lawsuit over the search-engine company’s digital reproduction of books, lawyers told the judge in the case. | BusinessWeek – 2011-09-15

Google, book publishers make 'substantial progress' toward settlement

Lawyers for authors, publishers and Google on Thursday bought themselves more time to reach a deal to create the world's largest digital library, telling a judge they were making progress in... | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-09-15

Writers' settlement with publishers thrown out

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court voided a class-action settlement in a case brought by freelance writers who accused publishers of reprinting their works in online databases without... | Reuters – 2011-08-18

Google Settlement revision due next month

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 02/06/2011 - 13:02 Google, American publishers and the US Authors Guild have been given until next month to revise a book-scanning agreement for out... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-02

Report: LimeWire Settlement With Publishers Just $11 Million

Los Angeles - File-sharing service LimeWire paid $11 million to settle copyright infringement litigation brought by music publishers last month, Digital Music News reported, citing more | Digital Media Wire – 2011-04-14

The Google Settlement Rejection: What Comes Next?

When it was introduced in 2008, the Google Book Settlement was hailed by its creators as historic. Now, it is history. On March 22, after more than two years of contentious debate, Judge Denny Chin... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-03-28

After Book Settlement Rejected, Google, Publishers Still Talking

San Francisco - Following a federal judge's rejection of a $125 million settlement between Google (NASD: GOOG) and authors and publishers over Google's book-scanning project, the parties continue to... | Digital Media Wire – 2011-03-25

Judge throws out revised Google Book Settlement

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 19:52 A New York judge has ruled that the revised Google Book Settlement is not "fair, adequate, and reasonable" and has denied final... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-23

Battling San Francisco papers near settlement of ad pricing

WILMINGTON, Del. -- A court battle between two San Francisco newspapers sparked by predatory ad pricing could be drawing to a close. | San Jose Mercury News – 2010-12-22

Supreme Court Upholds Settlement Between Publishers, Freelancers

The Supreme Court has revived an $18 million settlement of a dispute involving payment to freelance writers for online use of their work. The proposed settlement covers freelancers who registered... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-02

Judge puts off ruling on Google's proposed digital book settlement

NEW YORK -- Google confronted a barrage of criticism from opponents of its proposed digital book settlement Thursday as the Internet search giant tried to persuade a federal judge to approve a deal... | Washington Post – 2010-02-19

Google, Publishers, Authors Defend Book Settlement

Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. and a group of publishers and authors urged a federal judge to accept a $125 million settlement that would create the world’s biggest digital book library. | Update2 – 2010-02-19

Debate Over Google Settlement Continues as Hearing Draws Near

Google responded to critics of its settlement with the AAP and Authors Guild, including the Department of Justice, in a court filing Thursday that urged the court to approve the settlement, claiming... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-12

Justice Department Says It Still Has Problems with Revised Google Settlement

The Department of Justice said Thursday evening that despite progress made in limiting the scope of the original Google Book Search settlement the revised deal still raises class certification,... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-04

Consumer Group Protests Google Settlement

Consumer Watchdog has asked the Justice Department to delay the Google-AAP/Authors Guild settlement until provisions regarding a most favored nation clause and orphan works can be reviewed. The... | Publishers Wekly – 2009-04-06

Supreme Court to hear freelance writers' settlement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it would hear an appeal by a group of publishers seeking to reinstate a settlement with freelance writers in a copyright case... | Reuters – 2009-03-02

GateHouse, Times Co. Settlement Leaves Big Web Question Unanswered

In a three-page letter of understanding settling their lawsuit, The New York Times Co.'s will stop automatically grabbing content from GateHouse Media hyper-local sites, and GateHouse... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-26

Harvard Backs Out Of Google Book Scanning After Reading Settlement Fine Print

Harvard University Library was one of the first to sign on to Google's academic book scanning project, but officials say it won't take part in the copyright portion in response to the search... | via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-11-03

Viacom hopes Google's book settlement teaches it a lesson

The two companies continue to blast away at each other in the press, with Viacom pointing to Google's settlement with book publishers and Google taking aim at Viacom's copyright tactics. | CNET – 2008-10-29

Google settlement in book-scan suit may boost access

Google said Tuesday it had agreed to pay $125 million to settle two copyright lawsuits brought by book authors and publishers over its plan to digitize and show snippets of in-copyright books and to... | Seattle Times – 2008-10-29

Publishers Reach Quiet Settlement with Mygazines

A copyright lawsuit brought against a Web site launched earlier this year allowing users to share digital copies of hundreds of magazines has been settled. | Folio Mag – 2008-10-02

Magazine dealer to repay $350K in settlement

An Upper West Side magazine dealer was forced to repay more than $350,000 to hundreds of customers who never got their magazines. | New York Daily News – 2008-09-30

EU open to settlement with e-book publishers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are open to a settlement with e-book publishers owned by Lagardere , News Corp and three other firms if they offer concessions to resolve competition concerns, the... | Reuters – 2012-03-12

E-books settlement talks advancing: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department could reach a settlement in the next few weeks with Apple Inc and some of the major publishers suspected of colluding to push up electronic book prices,... | Reuters – 2012-03-31

Apple, two publishers hold out against settlement: report

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and publishers Pearson and Macmillan are reluctant to agree to terms sought by U.S. and European antitrust authorities investigating possible electronic-book price-fixing, the... | Reuters – 2012-04-05

Settlement Near on E-Book Pricing

Talks to resolve U.S. and European price-fixing probes into e-books are heating up, with three international publishers inclined to settle the matter, according to people familiar with the matter. | AllThingsD – 2012-04-05

Apple, two publishers resist ebook settlement

The Justice Department is nearing a settlement with publishers over allegations of ebook pricing, but finalizing the deal is proving problematic as Apple and two publishers are balking at the terms... | Betanews – 2012-04-05

All 50 states may join e-book refund settlement

The lawsuits over price-fixing in the e-book market took a new twist today after a HarperCollins lawyer predicted that three publishers could reach a settlement with all 50 state governments in the... | GigaOM – 2012-04-19

Amazon and IPG US reach settlement

Amazon and the Independent Publishers Group in the US have reached a settlement over their e-book... | The Bookseller – 2012-05-29

Media Decoder Blog: Attacking Amazon, Authors Group Urges Opposition to E-Book Settlement

The Authors Guild is encouraging its 8,500 members to submit comments against the proposed settlement between the Department of Justice and three large publishers. The settlement, the guild argues,... | The New York Times – 2012-06-05

Media Decoder Blog: Barnes & Noble Argues Book Settlement 'Punishes Consumers'

The bookseller also said that Justice officials did not take the company's objections seriously before the settlement, that they were only "checking the box." | The New York Times – 2012-06-07

DoJ settlement 'would injure booksellers', says B&N

Barnes & Noble has said the Department of Justice's proposed settlement with... | The Bookseller – 2012-06-07

Barnes & Noble says e-books settlement hurts public

Barnes & Noble has objected to the U.S. government's proposed settlement of its price-fixing lawsuit against Apple and top publishers, saying it would harm book sellers and 'millions and... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-06-08

DoJ rejects B&N/Authors Guild objections to settlement

The Department of Justice has rejected objections raised by the public—including bookseller... | The Bookseller – 2012-07-23

Feds to E-Book Settlement Critics: Haters Gonna Hate

The Department of Justice defends its deal with three big publishers it accused of price-fixing. And it previews its coming court fight with Apple. | AllThingsD – 2012-07-23

Justice Department slams Apple, refuses to modify e-book settlement

The Justice Department filed its response today to the 868 public comments it received in response to a controversial settlement related to alleged price-fixing by Apple and major publishers. The... | GigaOM – 2012-07-23

As verdict on ebook pricing settlement nears, Apple gets 5 pages to respond to DOJ

As a verdict on the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement with three publishers approaches, Apple has requested and received permission to file another response to the settlement. Apple has also... | GigaOM – 2012-08-08

Apple bashes Amazon and proposed ebook settlement

Apple says the DOJ's proposed settlement with three publishers is unlawful because it requires Apple -- which is not settling -- to terminate its contracts with those publishers. A trial is needed,... | GigaOM – 2012-08-16

Apple Wants DOJ to Wait Till End of Trial for Settlement With Three Publishers

Apple has opposed a government proposed judgment in an e-books price-fixing lawsuit, stating that the judgement seeks to terminate and rewrite its contracts... | PC World – 2012-08-16

Apple blasts the DOJ's proposed e-book price settlement

Apple called the DOJ's proposed settlement to the e-book price fixing case 'fundamentally unfair, unlawful, and unprecedented.' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-17

States reach $69 million ebook pricing settlement with publishers

Consumers in 54 states and territories are set to receive $69 million in a settlement between the states and HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster. Those who bought agency-priced ebooks... | GigaOM – 2012-08-30

States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything... | Engadget – 2012-08-30

E-book Publishers Reach $69 Million Settlement With States

Three book publishers will pay more than US$69 million to U.S. states to settle charges they collaborated to fix prices of e-books. | PC World – 2012-08-30

What the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

States want to give consumers $69 million worth of refunds to compensate them for overpriced ebooks. How much will you get? And how will this affect the publishing industry? Here's a simple guide to... | GigaOM – 2012-08-31

Fighting the DOJ’s Apple ebook settlement — in comic strip form

Attorney and licensing expert Bob Kohn, who opposes the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement with three book publishers, has condensed his argument into comic strip form. He filed the artsy amicus... | GigaOM – 2012-09-05

Over Apple's objections, judge OKs settlement in e-book case

A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme orchestrated by the late Steve Jobs. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-09-07

Judge approves U.S. settlement with publishers over e-books

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge approved on Thursday a Justice Department settlement with three publishers accused of conspiring with Apple Inc and other publishers to push up the prices of electronic... | Reuters – 2012-09-07

Judge Approves E-book Price-fixing Settlement

A judge has approved an e-book price-fixing settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and three book publishers. | PC World – 2012-09-07

Judge approves DOJ settlement in e-book case

A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme orchestrated by the late Steve Jobs. | – 2012-09-07

Judge Approves Settlement in E-Book Pricing Case

In a move that could reshape the publishing industry, a federal judge has approved a settlement with three of the nation's largest book publishers over alleged collusion in the pricing of e-books. | AllThingsD – 2012-09-07

Judge approves settlement for Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins in e-book lawsuit

It's a big day in the world of e-books, and not just for the crew at Amazon. Today, Judge Denise Cote approved settlement terms for three of the publishers accused by the Justice Department of price... | Engadget – 2012-09-07

Prepare for Cheaper E-Books After This Big Publishers Settlement

Just as Amazon's event to announce its new products got underway on Thursday, a federal judge approved a settlement with three major e-book publishers accused of... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-09-07

Judge approves US settlement over e-books

A judge approved on Thursday a Justice Department settlement with three publishers accused of conspiring with Apple Inc and other publishers to push up the prices of electronic books. | Stuff – 2012-09-07

Judge approves publishers' settlement over e-books

A judge has approved the settlement in the US of three publishers accused of conspiring to fix... | The Bookseller – 2012-09-07

After the DoJ Settlement

On September 5, federal judge Denise Cote approved a deal between the Department of Justice and three publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster) to settle claims of e-book price... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-09-07

E-book settlement has publishing world in turmoil

The price-fixing case turns out well for Amazon but unsettles many others in the industry.Publishing insiders worry that a decisive court ruling benefiting retailer Inc. will undermine an... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-09-08

What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

Last week, a federal judge approved the DOJ's proposed settlement with Simon & Schuster, Hachette and HarperCollins for allegedly conspiring with Apple to set ebook prices. What does the... | GigaOM – 2012-09-10

E-book discounts appearing at Amazon following publisher settlement

Wow. Judge Denise Cote certainly knows how to put a spring in the step of mega corporations. Mere days have passed since she ordered HarperCollins to let retailers to set their own e-book prices, and... | Engadget – 2012-09-11

So low, so fast: E-book prices drop following settlement

Just four days after a federal judge approved a settlement in the e-books price fixing case, HarperCollins has already started discounts. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-09-12

Apple, publishers offer EU e-book antitrust settlement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple Inc and four major publishers have offered to let retailers such as Amazon.Com Inc sell e-books at a discount, in a bid to end an EU antitrust investigation, the European... | Reuters – 2012-09-19

Apple Ebooks Settlement Offer

Apple Inc., the world's biggest technology company, and four publishers offered to overhaul pricing models for digital books to allay European Union concerns that they blocked competition. | Los Angeles Times – 2012-09-19

Apple, publishers propose settlement in Europe e-book antitrust case

The European Commission has put measures proposed by Apple and four publishers to alleviate concerns over anti-competitive behaviour in the e-book market up for public discussion. | ZDNet – 2012-09-20

Google and publishers reach settlement on digitized books case

Publishers can now decide whether Google can digitize out-of-print books still protected by copyright, but does not settle the issue of individual author rights. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-10-06

Amazon tells Kindle customers to expect buying credit, thanks to ebook price-fixing settlement

I bought my first ebook in 1999 and in recent years stopped purchasing print altogether. My wife is a relative ebook newbie, so I am surprised that she and not me received surprising email today from... | Betanews – 2012-10-14

Kindle Users To Get Refunds And Lower Prices on E-Books After Settlement

Buy a lot of e-books? Thank your state attorney general for the credit you'll get next year. | AllThingsD – 2012-10-14

Amazon offers ebook refunds in price-fixing settlement

Amazon will offer partial refunds to customers who bought ebooks between April 2010 and May 2012 a result of the settlement in a price-fixing case between publishers and the attorneys general of most... | PC World – 2012-10-15

Apple, Amazon Inform Customers of Settlement Refunds

According to the terms of a settlement between the DoJ and three major American publishers, some customers may receive refunds on their e-book purchases. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-16

Apple, publishers' e-book settlement to be accepted by EU, sources say

EU regulators are set to accept an offer by Apple and four book publishers allowing Amazon and other retailers to sell e-books more cheaply than Apple to end an antitrust investigation and avoid... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-11-06

EU 'to accept proposal on e-book price settlement'

EU regulators will next month accept an offer by Apple and four publishers to end the antitrust... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-06

U.S. says it has reached e-books settlement with Penguin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it has reached a settlement with Pearson Plc's Penguin Group in the government's investigation of alleged price-setting in the... | Reuters – 2012-12-19

U.S. reaches e-books settlement with Penguin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department said on Tuesday it has reached a settlement with Pearson Plc's Penguin Group in the government's investigation of alleged price-setting in the e-book... | Reuters – 2012-12-19

Justice Department, Penguin Reach Settlement on E-Book Pricing

The Justice Department said today it had reached a settlement with Penguin Group (USA), one of six companies it had accused of conspiring to raise prices of e-books. The agreement, if approved by the... | AllThingsD – 2012-12-19

DoJ Penguin settlement to be completed in May

The process for Penguin to join the Department of Justice's settlement over the e-book price-... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-08

Why Google’s settlement with French publishers is bad for the web

While Google may see its payments to French publishers as a smart move for its own short-term purposes, the deal is still being seen by many as a payment for links, and that could set a dangerous... | GigaOM – 2013-02-04

Apple Alone Fighting DOJ E-Book Suit After Macmillan Settlement

And then there was Apple ... | AllThingsD – 2013-02-08

Settlement approved in lawsuit over Playboy buyout

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit over Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner's successful bid to take the company private. | – 2013-03-20

2 months after DOJ settlement, retailers start discounting Macmillan ebooks

About two months after Macmillan agreed to settle with the Department of Justice, retailers have begun discounting its ebooks. In general, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the iBookstore appear to be... | GigaOM – 2013-04-05

Penguin agrees to $75 million class action settlement in ebook pricing lawsuit

Penguin has agreed to pay $75 million to settle the ebook pricing lawsuit with consumers and states. Meanwhile, Apple and the Department of Justice are set to go to trial on June... | GigaOM – 2013-05-22

Heads up, ebook buyers: Here’s how much you’re likely to get in the Apple ebook settlement

Consumers who bought eligible ebooks between 2010 and 2012 are likely to receive up to $3.06 per book, according to updated information released by the states' Attorneys General Friday. Here's what... | GigaOM – 2013-08-31

Ka-ching! Amazon explains benefits from ebook price-fixing settlement

The direct results of the ebook price fixing scandal between Apple and the five major U.S. book publishers are one-step closer to turning into real money for millions of Amazon... | PC World – 2013-09-02

Rodney Sieh, Liberian Editor, Says Libel Case Settlement Coming

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian editor jailed after reporting the results of an official graft investigation says he is confident his legal troubles will soon be resolved. Rodney... | HuffingtonPost – 2013-11-10

James Bond Settlement Sparks Blofeld Return Rumors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Could Blofeld be back? The archvillain from the James Bond films — who's often seen stroking a white cat — might be making a return to the big screen following a settlement... | The Huffington Post – 2013-11-17

Ryanair reaches libel settlement with the Independent over safety story

Publisher apologises over story making claims on fuel policy, but airline says it will continue case against Channel 4's DispatchesRyanair has reached an out-of-court libel settlement with the... | Guardian – 2013-11-20

Freelance writers file proposed U.S. settlement with publishers

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Freelance writers seeking compensation from publishers for the reprinting of their work in online databases without permission asked a court on Friday to approve a... | Reuters – 2013-11-23

Pearson Foundation pays £4.7m in 'for-profit' settlement

The charitable arm of education publisher Pearson, the Pearson Foundation, will pay $7.7m (... | The Bookseller – 2013-12-13

AMF publishes for comment clearing house, central securities depository and settlement system requirements

MONTREAL, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") today published for comment clearing house, central securities depository and settlement system... | CNW – 2013-12-18

Tom Cruise's Defamation Lawsuit Ends In A Settlement, Tabloids Take Back Their Suri Story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The publisher of two tabloid magazines said it never intended to imply that Tom Cruise had cut all ties to his daughter after his divorce and announced Friday that it had reached... | The Huffington Post – 2013-12-21

Cengage reaches settlement with creditors

Cengage Learning has reached an agreement with its major creditors to reduce its outstanding debt... | The Bookseller – 2014-02-03

EPC criticises Google settlement

The European Publishers Council (EPC) has criticised the decision by the European Competition... | The Bookseller – 2014-02-06

Penguin Books India pulps academic book on Hinduism in legal settlement

The Hindus: An Alternative History by Professor Wendy Doniger of the University of Chicago drew criticism from conservative Hindus and scholars for its orthodoxy and accuracyPenguin Books India has... | The Guardian – 2014-02-11

PW, DBW Google Settlement Webcast Tomorrow

The Publishers Weekly, Digital Book World WEBcast on the Google Book Settlement rejection is set for tomorrow at 1 p.m. Skott Klebe, chief architect at Copyright Clearance Center joins panelists... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-05-09

E-book Settlement Refunds Released to Consumers

Roughly $166 million in settlement funds collected as part of a deal to settle state and consumer charges of e-book price-fixing began flowing to consumers today. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-25

E-book buyers getting settlement credits this week

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Buyers of electronic books will get account credits this week from five publishers who reached settlements after states alleged they colluded to raise prices, New York's... | – 2014-03-25

Amazon paying e-book settlement cash back to Kindle users

Remember that antitrust suit concerning publishers, ebooks and price rigging? The good news, at least if you bought one of the affected titles between April 2010 and May 2012, is that Amazon is... | Engadget – 2014-03-25

Amazon's customers get credits from e-book antitrust settlement

Customers of Inc. found credits in their inboxes Tuesday from the settlement of an antitrust lawsuit over e-book prices. Amazon, in a Customer FAQ posting on its website, said the... | Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2014-03-26

Amazon, Barnes & Noble to issue settlement credits

Amazon and Barnes & Noble are issuing customer credits as a result of a settlement. If you purchased an e-book from either retailer between April 2010 and May 2012, you may be entitled to a... | – 2014-03-26

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