Feds Seek Indigo Documents In Anti-Trust E-Book Inquiry

Canada’s largest book retailer, Indigo Books & Music Inc., faces a Federal Court application to disclose records over an alleged private meeting with publishers on the pricing of e-books. Court documents allege Indigo executives proposed to meet secretly with “key publishers” in 2011 to discuss e-book retailing. One publisher balked at a joint meeting, fearing that anti-trust investigators “would be all over that”. The competition commissioner said the court application did not target Indigo, but was aimed at other “market participants”.

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