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Is The DoJ Vs. Publishers Lawsuit Good For EBooks? (DEBATE)

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Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced it was suing five publishers plus Apple for colluding over e-book pricing, in response to Amazon's pricing of bestselling e-books for $9.99.

Debates raged about whether this was a good or a bad thing for e-book publishers, readers and authors. Read the arguments, see if you're persuaded, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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