→ Judge Finds Apple Colluded With Publishers on E-Book Pricing

Chad Bray and Joe Palazzolo, writing at the Wall Street Journal:

In a stern rebuke to Apple Inc.’s AAPL -0.45% electronic books sales strategy, a federal judge has ruled that the company colluded with five major U.S. publishers to artificially drive up the prices of e-books in the months ahead of the technology company entering the market in 2010.

I have not read the opinion yet, but this decision seemed inevitable based on the coverage of the trial I did read.1


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