Apple proposes new terms in e-books battle

Keith Hylton, School of Law

Hours after the Department of Justice and 33 U.S. states proposed a set of remedies for Apple following its July loss in the e-books price-fixing case, the company came back with its own set of terms and called the government’s proposals vague, overreaching, and unwarranted…

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“The antitrust laws are pretty clear that you don’t need to support a rival’s business, so there are questions as to whether that has legal grounding. Antitrust is so open-ended, a monitor could rack up enormous fees in the process of monitoring Apple’s compliance with the laws for 10 years.”

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