Apple has been accused of eBook price fixing in the US, and a trial has been going on over the last few weeks. Now the judge dealing with the case, District Judge Denise Cote, has found Apple guilty of eBook price fixing.
The plaintiffs have shown that the publisher defendants conspired with each other to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise e-book prices, and that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy,” Cote said.
“Without Apple’s orchestration of this conspiracy, it would not have succeeded as it did in the spring of 2010,” she added.
Apple has not released an official statement as yet, and they are expected to appeal against the decision.
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