Jul 17, 2014

Apple may refund $400 million in digital book settlement

Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion. The settlement bill emerged in a Wednesday ...

Apr 25, 2014

Diet OKs publishing rights for e-books

The Diet passed a bill Friday to revise the copyright law to recognize publishing rights for electronic books. Under the revised law, which is scheduled to take effect next January, those with the rights will be able to sue to stop pirated digital books ...

For e-book sellers, tax hike distorts field

Dec 3, 2013

For e-book sellers, tax hike distorts field

Japanese publishers and distributors of electronic books are increasingly alarmed by the upcoming consumption tax hike in the absence of a system to tax e-books and other digital content purchased from overseas vendors such as the U.S.-based Internet giant Amazon.com Inc. and Japanese online ...

Apple's e-book 'conspiracy' said violated antitrust law

Jul 11, 2013

Apple's e-book 'conspiracy' said violated antitrust law

A U.S. judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices, handing the tech giant a bruising loss that could ripple throughout the industry and force companies to rethink how they meet consumer demand for digital products. For 160 pages, U.S. District Judge ...

Jun 21, 2013

U.S. government wraps up Apple e-book antitrust trial

The Justice Department on Thursday concluded its antitrust trial against Apple over alleged price-fixing of digital books, with a federal prosecutor saying the creator of the iPhone and iPad engaged in an “old-fashioned, straightforward” conspiracy and Apple’s lead attorney warning that a ruling against ...

Jobs' role focus of Apple e-book trial

Jun 5, 2013

Jobs' role focus of Apple e-book trial

by Cecilia Kang

Apple’s late founder, Steve Jobs, was a key figure Monday in the Justice Department’s suit against the Silicon Valley giant for allegedly leading an illegal scheme to raise the prices of e-books. But the focus on Jobs’ role in conversations and deals made three ...

Jul 21, 2011

Study radiation in lost baby teeth

Regarding the July 16 article “Fukushima cattle shipments banned“: If cows that ate tainted straw 75 kilometers from the site of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have internal radiation at levels of concern, then human beings who ate local produce are probably similarly ...

Apr 2, 2009

Ingrained cultural divide at work

Regarding Debito Arudou’s March 24 article: We live in a world of instant media distribution. The Japanese culture to a large extent is fueled by the exportation of film and print that stereotypes some cultures as bad while portraying others as superior. Back in ...