By Jason Snell
June 21, 2016 9:10 AM PT
E-book settlement credits are rolling out…
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Settlements from the Apple ebooks case are rolling out, at least to Amazon users. I just got this in my mailbox:
Dear Jason Snell,
You now have a credit of $78.61 in your Amazon account. Apple, Inc. (Apple) funded this credit to settle antitrust lawsuits brought by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of electronic books (eBooks). As a result of this Settlement, qualifying eBook purchases from any retailer are eligible for a credit. You previously received an email informing you that you were eligible for this credit. The Court in charge of these cases has now approved the Apple Settlement. If you did not receive that email or for more information about your credit, please visit www.amazon.com/applebooksettlement.
I got $43.12 from the settlement. Which is awesome cos that’s like 3 free books
— Christina Warren (@film_girl) June 21, 2016
Boy, I bought a lot of ebooks that were part of this settlement, apparently.
— Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) June 21, 2016
It's like nerd bingo. How much do you have? pic.twitter.com/NUYn09WSJt
— Ina Fried (@inafried) June 21, 2016
Whew, Apple finally pays penalty for ebook price fixing, and now there are no ebook monopolies and everything is groovy.
— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) June 21, 2016
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