U.S. Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple, Hachette

On the one hand I can see why the DOJ stepped in to straighten this out, but on the other all I hear is this sentence in the Bloomberg report from Bob Van Voris: >Upholding the agency model would give publishers more control over pricing and limit discounting, helping the industry avoid sales losses as…

On the one hand I can see why the DOJ stepped in to straighten this out, but on the other all I hear is this sentence in the Bloomberg report from Bob Van Voris:

>Upholding the agency model would give publishers more control over pricing and limit discounting, helping the industry avoid sales losses as more consumers buy books online.

It seems like one of those situations where if the DOJ does find wrong doing then it could ultimately hurt consumers by way of publishers just going out of business. Then again, I have to think, what if self-publishing *is* the future?

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