Judge finds Apple guilty in e-book price fixing lawsuit

By Shawn Knight
Jul 10, 2013
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  1. A federal judge on Wednesday found Apple guilty of conspiring to raise the retail price of e-books. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote issued a 160-page document outlining the ruling and said a trial for damages will soon follow. The decision...

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  2. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    Maybe this time they can say "our customers have chosen the higher price".
  3. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    You made one billion dollars illegally? One million dollar fine.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,096   +1,186

    Not quite worthy of classifying it as a penalty is it?

    A slap on the wrist to pacify both parties, while the consumer is the one getting shafted. But yet the consumer doesn't seem to mind or they wouldn't have made the billion to split between them.
    spydercanopus likes this.
  5. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 257   +75

    Everyone else is guilty of everything... but Apple is guilty of nothing... ever. fantasy land.
    coppersloane likes this.
  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 904   +72

    Amazon wanted to charge $9.99 for the books. Publishers wanted more, and worked out a deal with Apple to fix the price up to $14.99. And the publishers stopped selling book to Amazon and went with Apple exclusive. Sounds like a price fixing agreement to me.
  7. coppersloane

    coppersloane TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    What do the Apple fanboys have to say about their innocent Apple Inc. now?
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,014   +716

    I sincerely doubt you'd be able to get one to pry his head out of his a** long enough to ask him about it.
    Ranger1st, DanUK and SalaSSin like this.
  9. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TechSpot Member Posts: 87   +26

    You sir, made me spit my morning coffee all over my screen. I salute you!
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,241   +529

    Maybe next time Apple will demand a judge who is also an Apple fanboy.
  11. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Busted once means every bit of dirty laundry that Apple has commited is going to come to light. I cant wait for the media circus!!! Now that Apple has been shown to actually be flawed, ppl will start ratting Apple out so fast! It will be glorious!!!
    When Apple is finally shown to be the "Dastardly Villian" that they have been accused of, will we see the fanboys come back to reality??
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,096   +1,186

    "There is only one true path, my faith is strong!"
    lol

    Sadly though the same can be said for all sides of the fence.


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