Surprised not to see a thread about this yet, but I checked ED, D&D and the Santforum. This will not be a surprise to anyone who's previously followed this issue, but the DoJ has finally filed suit against Apple and five publishers, accusing them of collusion and price-fixing. This is about the publishers' adoption of the so-called "agency" model, and their agreement not to allow anyone else to sell ebooks at lower prices than they set with Apple. This is why ebook prices rose since 2010. Atlantic Wire blurb here, with links to more in-depth coverage from Bloomberg and the WSJ: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/busi...ple-and-publishers-e-book-price-fixing/51011/ Personally I think this is long-overdue and I welcome it.