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Amazon.de Guilty of Flouting Fixed Price Laws

By Siobhan O’Leary

Amazon.de

In the David vs. Goliath-esque battle between Buchhandlung Schopf in northern Germany and Amazon, the little guy has come out on top.  As we reported last month, the bookstore took Amazon to court for allegedly flouting Germany’s fixed book price laws. According to the Buchreport the Hamburg regional court has ruled against Amazon, stating that it must desist from selling books for lower prices under penalty of a fine. Amazon has said that any price discrepancies were been accidental.

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