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DOJ Alleges Shady Backdoor Dealings In Apple, Publisher Case
2012-04-13 12:20:40

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Apple, along with 5 of the nation´s largest publishers have had an antitrust lawsuit filed against them. The US filed the suit on Wednesday, alleging they have conspired to limit competition in the e-book market by adjusting their prices. The outcome of this case could have long-lasting implications for the fast-growing industry of e-book publishing. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is alleging the CEOs of these companies (which include publishers...

Government Suing Apple And Publishers Over E-Book Pricing Conspiracy
2012-04-12 05:03:55

The Department of Justice is suing Apple and major book publishers like Macmillan and HarperCollins over the pricing of e-books. The Justice Department is alleging that Apple worked with publishers to artificially raise e-book prices. "Apple facilitated the publisher defendants' collective effort to end retail price competition by coordinating their transition to an agency model across all retailers," according to the complaint. The companies have denied any wrongdoing and plan to...

Apple, Two Publishers Resisting E-Book Price Settlement
2012-04-06 04:53:17

Apple and a pair of publishers, Pearson and Macmillan, are apparently reluctant to agree to the terms American and European antitrust authorities are pursuing as part of an e-book price-fixing investigation, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal have reported. According to WSJ writers Thomas Catan and Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, the situation was "fluid" as of Thursday morning, and could change as the US Department of Justice inches closer towards filing an antitrust lawsuit in the case. They...

2012-04-02 06:23:21

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Department of Justice: National Youth Violence Summit Draws High-Level Officials - The National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence will be held on Monday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 3, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Mayors, police chiefs, school officials and youth, among other local representatives, will report on their youth violence prevention efforts as part of National...

Data Hosting Firm Tired Of Holding MegaUpload's Burden, 25 Petaflops Of Data
2012-03-23 13:34:23

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com The firm holding millions of gigabytes worth of data for MegaUpload is sitting in limbo, waiting for a court decision on what to do with the 25 petaflops of data. Carpathia was chosen by MegaUpload before it was shut down to handle its 25 petabytes of data, which cost the firm about $9,000 a day to maintain on its servers. The amount of data sitting on Carpathia's servers is enough for about 332 years of high definition television shows, or enough space...

2012-03-13 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women's Roundtable, issued the following statement about the Department of Justice's rejection of the new voter ID law in Texas: "We support the US Department of Justice's decision to oppose the law passed in Texas last year requiring voters to show a photo ID, and hope that similar laws passed in other states...

2012-03-12 12:47:00

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice today sent a letter rejecting Texas' voter identification law saying Hispanic voters in the state are as much as 120 percent more likely than non-Hispanic voters to lack a driver's license or personal state-issued photo ID. "The announcement by the Department of Justice this morning in opposition to Texas' voter ID law is a prime example of a government agency putting partisan politics above reality and the law....

2012-03-09 19:00:00

ABBOTSFORD, Wis., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with agents from the ATF St. Paul Field Division, and State of Wisconsin-Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation-State Fire Marshal's Office have completed the investigation into the cause of Sunday's fire at the Abby Theatre, 216 N. 1st St., Abbotsford, Wis. One firefighter was killed and four...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Department of Justice: OJP Welcomes Acting AAG Leary, Bids Farewell to AAG Robinson - Mary Lou Leary, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, was designated Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) on Thursday, March 1, when Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson departed after serving nearly three years in the...

2012-02-21 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DOJ Releases FY 2013 Budget - On February 13, President Obama sent Congress his budget plan for fiscal year 2013. The plan includes $2 billion for state, local and tribal law enforcement assistance, much of it to be administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). The budget proposal for OJP reflects continued support for critical programs such as the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants program, as well as emphasis on juvenile justice...