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Despite criticism of its actions from high-profile political figures, the Department of Justice is standing firm on its settlement with three publishers in the DoJ’s lawsuit against Apple and five publishers accusing them of conspiring against common enemy Amazon. Under the terms of the settlement, the settling publishers are required to end their agency agreements with Apple seven days after the settlement’s final approval. The publishers can then sign new contracts but are forbidden for two years from using clauses that limit retailers' rights to discount. Apple and publishers Macmillan and Penguin have not agreed to the settlement and are continuing to fight the suit in court. But Hachette Book Group , HarperCollins , and Simon & Schuste r settled with the US in April.
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