On 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) will come into force and affect any UK businesses selling to consumers.
Apple’s e-book fortunes in the Southern District of New York darkened and then brightened this past week as Judge Denise Cote denied Apple’s request to stay its upcoming damages trial and plaintiffs’ class notification. Later...more
I am married to a lovely Sicilian-born woman. One thing her family has taught me – the value of family loyalty and love.
That same principle does not apply when it comes to the relationship between the Apple Monitor...more
The legal drama continues for Apple, Inc., as the tech giant recently suffered another in a string of significant legal setbacks in the e-book antitrust saga in the Southern District of New York. Last month, Judge Denise...more
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has launched a consultation seeking opinions from stakeholders on the practical effects of the proposed changes to the Public Lending Right Scheme (the “PLRS“). ...more
In an Order released on Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted the Coalition of E-Reader Manufacturers (Coalition) a temporary waiver (until Jan. 28, 2014) of its rule requiring advanced communications...more
KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws are effective January 1, 2014, unless otherwise stated....more
Increasingly, printed matter is being made available via the Internet in electronic form, and both publishers and readers alike are starting to prefer an online format over the printed hardcopy format. One example is...more
After a three-week bench trial, the court has ruled that Apple violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act....more
In today’s episode of the JDBlogger Podcast I discuss how to use ebooks to not only market your practice but create a product that you can actually sell through Amazon, the Apple Store, and Barnes and Noble.
On July 10, 2013, Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that Apple Inc. committed a per se illegal violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act when it instigated and...more
One reason to buy physical books and music CDs rather than Kindle books and iTunes files is that when you own a physical copy of the book or music CD, you can lend it to friends. You could also, if you chose, sell your copy....more
On July 10, 2013, 15 months after the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed its suit against Apple Inc. (Apple) and five major publishers for allegedly conspiring to raise e-book prices and end e-book retailers’ freedom to...more
On July 10, 2013, Judge Denise Cote in the Southern District of New York handed down an opinion and order finding that Apple had violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by persuading five leading publishers jointly to abandon...more
On July 10, 2013, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple conspired with five publishers to raise the price of e-books when it introduced the iBookstore in 2010. Here’s a full-text copy of her ruling (embed code...more
INDUSTRY SCORECARD - E-books: Macmillan has become the latest and final major e-book publisher to resolve price-fixing allegations by the DOJ Antitrust Division (the “Division”)...more
In a recently released Chief Counsel Advice, the IRS National Office concluded that a publisher’s activities in producing an “electronic” version of books that were “printed” by a third party did not constitute qualifying...more
In This Issue:
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Technology: An executive of AU Optronics Corp. (“AUO”) was convicted of price-fixing in the LCD flat screen markets in a re-trial. Steven Leung was involved in the sale of...more
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