Andrea Giannaccari

Apple, Amazon and e-books: an illegal, procompetitive, story

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Keywords: E-Books; Antitrust Law; Resale Price Maintenance; Agency Model; Horizontal Practices; Vertical Restraints; Hub and Spokes Agreements.

The article analyses the complex legal chronicle concerning one of the most important cases in the recent antitrust enforcement: those pertaining the agreements between Apple and the major international publishers for the sale of e-books. The case is scrutinised highlighting the many competitive issues linked to it, which also account for the massive debate that has followed. In this perspective, the distinct judicial opinions and the concurring doctrinal assessments are placed in sharp contrast to bring out dialogically the (different) morals conveyed by the story.

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