Because I don’t have time other than to post this up without making comment…

EU fair trading officials and local national partner agencies have carried out raids at an unknown number of publishers across Europe.

In a statement issued today, the European Commission announced “that on 1 March 2011 Commission officials initiated unannounced inspections at the premises of companies that are active in the e-book (electronic or digital books) publishing sector in several Member States. The Commission has reason to believe that the companies concerned may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and other restrictive business practices (Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union).

More at EBook Magazine.

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