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Judge finds Apple guilty in e-book price fixing lawsuit

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
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 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

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

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 846   +102

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

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

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

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    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 TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

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

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,512   +2,307

    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 TS Booster Posts: 145   +55

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

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,986   +2,878

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

    Tygerstrike TS 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 TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261

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

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

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