The future of the publishing industry in the digital age has ping-ponged this year between market rate negotiations, rate court rulings and consent decrees that predate digital disruption by more than a half century. And it's now clear that back and forth will continue well into next year, as stake holders maneuver to be in the right position when the ball finally stops bouncing -- if it ever does.

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