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DOJ threatens Apple, top 5 U.S. publishers with e-book lawsuit

Agency accuses companies of colluding on pricing

The government is lobbing litigation threats at some of the top companies in the literary world.

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to sue Apple Inc. and the country’s top five publishers—Simon & Schuster Inc., Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, Macmillan and HarperCollins Publishers Inc.—for conspiring to raise the prices of electronic books.

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