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The price of electronic books is going up. Just days before Apple releases its iPad, Amazon.com gave two major publishers permission to raise the price of their eBooks for Kindle readers. The agreements with Simon & Schuster and Harper-Collins give the publishers the ability to break from Amazon's policy of holding new titles to a price of $9.99. Under the terms of the agreement, eBooks from Simon & Schuster and Harper-Collins can now be sold for $12.99 or $14.99. The agreement is similar to the deal Apple has made with publishers. Although Amazon.com sought to keep the price of eBooks low, publishers have argued that digital versions were worth more than Amazon allowed them to charge.... Read more...
Justin E. Harrison, resident of Oxford, GA is the first to fall afoul of new legislation that prevents unauthorized sale of illicit labels.Being the first this case prosecuted under the new law, the 26 year-old received a penalty that is probably as much about punishment as sending a warning: “Federal courts found Harrison guilty of using illicit Certificates of Authenticity to hawk copied versions of Windows as new and legitimate. Harrison faces almost four years of federal prison, three years probation, a $25,000 fine, as well as the forfeiture of almost a quarter million dollars, 25 pairs of diamond earrings, 88 high-end watches and six digital cameras earned from his crimes. An FBI raid... Read more...