Canadian Government Signs Ebook Consent Agreements

Early in February, Canada’s Competition Bureau reached consent with four multi-national publishers regarding their e-book pricing policies.  The publishers were Hachette Book Group Canada, Simon and Schuster Canada, HarperCollins Canada and Macmillan Canada.  The companies agreed to amend any clauses in their distribution agreements with e-book retailers that would ‘restrict, limit or impede an e-book retailer’s ability to set, alter or reduce the retail price of any e-book for sale to consumers in Canada’. 

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