Monday, 3 June 2013


On Monday, a United States government lawyer formally accused Apple of conspiring with publishers to artificially boost e-book prices.

The trial against Apple comes a year after the Justice Department first accused Apple of working with five publishers — Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette and Macmillan — to boost prices and spite e-book market leader Amazon.

"Apple told publishers that Apple — and only Apple — could get prices up in their industry," Justice Department lawyer Lawrence Buterman said during opening arguments, as quoted by Reuters . An Apple attorney characterized the deal as a legitimate business decision. Read more...

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