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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sharis Pozen
The Justice Department and 15 states sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books they said cost consumers more than $100 million in the past two years by adding $2 to $5 to the price of each e-book.
The Justice Department is looking into possible anticompetitive practices involving e-book sales.
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Pozen said the scheme added and average of $2 to $3 to the prices of individual books.
Justice's antitrust chief Sharis Pozen said the executives were desperate to get Amazon.com, marketer of the Kindle e-book reader, to raise the $9.99 price point it had set for the most popular titles, which was substantially below their hardcover prices.