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The European Commission Investigates Amazon's Ebook Distribution Contracts

The European Commission (EC) initiated a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon’s business practices regarding ebook distribution, according to STM Publishing News. It will focus on specific clauses in Amazon’s contracts that require publishers to tell Amazon about more favorable or alternative terms offered to the company’s competitors, among other stipulations.

If the EC determines that these clauses limit competition among ebook distributors, Amazon may be in violation of European Union (EU) antitrust rules.

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