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Canada's competition watchdog settles with HarperCollins

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Publisher HarperCollins has agreed to donate C$150,000 ($120,000) in books as part of a settlement with a Canadian law enforcement agency over accusations it colluded with rival publishers and Apple Inc to set prices, the agency said on Tuesday.The deal ends litigation against HarperCollins, owned by News Corp , after Canada's Competition Bureau charged that it and other publishers entered into distribution agreements with individual retailers that eliminated retail price competition on ebooks, most notably by pushing up prices that Amazon.com Inc could charge.The ...

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 05:17 IST
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