Apple says adverse ruling in e-book trial could have "chilling effect"

By Shawn Knight
Jun 21, 2013
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  1. Apple lawyer Orin Snyder recently suggested that an adverse ruling in the company’s e-book pricing trial would have a chilling effect on how businesses investigate new markets. It would set a dangerous precedent moving forward as companies would be reluctant...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,014   +683

    Saying there is no evidence is a far cry from saying it didn't happen.

    Lawyer-speak for 'we deleted all the emails'

    And why should we believe what the Apple lawyer has to say about the effect this will have on businesses entering new markets? I'll bet someone from Amazon would disagree, and a 3rd party without a vested interest may have a a different opinion altogether.
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 505   +133

    It will have a chilling effect... on apples wallet...
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,806   +702

    I'd believe in fairies, goblins & the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow before I believed anything an Apple lawyer said.
  5. umbala

    umbala Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    There probably never were any e-mails in the first place. These Apple goons are too smart to leave a trail like that behind. From what I understand, they were discussing the price fixing in person, over lunch.

    Of course it's going to have a "chilling effect", on Apple's bottom line! It's funny to watch these big companies about to lose an important case and suddenly they start crying about the ruling affecting everyone. Suddenly it's about everyone, but during their backroom shenanigans it wasn't about "everyone" else, only about Apple's bottom line.

    Apple is very uncomfortable in their current position. When was the last time you heard about Apple losing a big lawsuit? They're far more used to being on the attacking end of lawsuits, not on the receiving end. I bet it's leaving a bad taste in their mouth knowing they're about to lose a big case like this.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    In my opinion, an ebook should never cost more than the printed version (yet many of them do), and shouldn't be more than $3.99 tops.
  7. Tanstar

    Tanstar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 195   +18

    Yep!
  8. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TechSpot Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Bah!

    Chilling perhaps on companies that thing they can work together to control prices.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,419   +281

    Why is there no outrage that Amazon controlled 90% of the ebook market before Apple got involved, and that Amazon was selling them at a loss in some cases to promote their Kindle? More people/companies benefited from Apple getting into this market than were hurt. When Amazon is willing to sell books at a loss to promote their hardware, think of how many startups or whatever were prevented from entering that market.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,397   +830

    This has become standard practice for all the big players in this game. Probably the worst of which is Google stampeding its way into television. It doesn't generate or sponsor the creation of content, yet suddenly it announces that TV can't live without it.

    As far as Apple goes, this is still a colostomy bag of a company, which is all pissed off because it doesn't have a share of the market it deems itself entitled to.

    What happened, did Apple suddenly get bored with biting that hand that feeds it by suing Samsung?
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    Can we also sue Apple for making the average cost of mobile handsets rise? For making notebook costs rise?

    Also, wasn't there an email posted on TS showing the convo between Jobs and some publisher about fixing the prices?
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,397   +830

    You can't sue anybody for anything. Now shut up and break out your credit card.:oops:

    So you've met my therapist then....?:confused:


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