Apple should end e-book pacts, government says
Apple Inc. should be ordered to cancel existing agreements with five publishers since a judge's ruling that it conspired to fix prices of electronic books, the Justice Department said.
The federal government and 33 states submitted the proposal on Friday in federal court in Manhattan. They called for a court-appointed antitrust compliance monitor and a requirement that Apple allow competitors to provide links from their e-book applications to their electronic bookstores.
The proposal would require Apple to find a new way to do business with publishers.
“Apple's illegal conduct will cease, and Apple and its senior executives will be prevented from conspiring to thwart competition in the future,” Bill Baer, the assistant attorney general, said in a statement.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Panthers fall to Hawaii in game they were expected to win
- Health Center could reopen after court ruling
- Steelers’ Wheaton embraces expanding role
- Connellsville posts $174K deficit
- 7 arrested in Latrobe-area drug dealing
- Tire comes off, hits oncoming car, kills 1 on Route 28
- Pennsylvania legislative leader Costa blasts suggestion of session before Wolf sworn in as governor
- Paper accepting gifts for Holiday Gift Club
- Springdale Library to pay rent to borough
- Connellsville-area kids encouraged to decorate city’s Christmas tree with handmade ornaments
- Woman to stand trial in Jeannette tot’s death