Originally Posted by Soldim
So, in principle, it is not limited in it's business to Harlequin -- whether the do business with other companies on the publishing level I don't know. It's rather unlikely they don't do business with financial institutions outside of the Harlequin group.
If Harlequin had given them the rights for free, would that still be OK?
As I understand it, the case is likely to hinge on whether Harlequin were receiving a competitive rate from their subsidiary or could have licensed the rights for substantially more money elsewhere. I have a hard time believing that they couldn't have got more than 6% for those rights from a company which wasn't a subsidiary.