Apple settles $840 million ebook price-fixing lawsuit

  1. Apple yesterday reached an out of court settlement with consumers and US states in an ebook price-fixing class action lawsuit. US District Judge in Manhattan Denise Cote asked the parties involved to submit a filing seeking approval of their settlement...

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  2. Satish Mallya

    Satish Mallya TS Addict Posts: 125   +92

    "iTunes store credit"
    I call shenanigans. This **** needs to stop.
    Store credit in this case costs (next to) nothing to Apple, or at least a deep discount - whereas they ripped people off for real money.
    This sort of settlement needs to be cash-or-cheque only.
  3. Communist much? They cant't set their prices? Sue Mcdonalds cause they won't sell you a cheaper big Mac.
  4. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    Did you even read the article? They forced other publishers to artificially raise their prices.

    ..."In 2013, a federal court ruled in favor of plaintiffs after it found that Apple had in fact colluded with publishers."...

    Must be an apple fanboy for sure.
  5. Satish Mallya

    Satish Mallya TS Addict Posts: 125   +92

    They can set their prices as they damn well please. It's when they start collaborating with others to raise prices that it becomes illegal

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