The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York establishes collusion to eliminate retail price competition for e-books and imposes restrictions on deals with publishers for the next five years (Apple)

U.S. District Court rules Apple colluded on E-Book Prices* On 10 July 2013 the District Court in Manhattan ruled in United States v. Apple Inc., et al that Apple conspired with five major publishers to raise prices on e-books. The publishers settled and denied any wrongdoing. However, the case against Apple went to trial. The alleged collusion is connected to Apple’s launch of the iPad tablet and of e-books in the iTunes online store. It went on from late 2009 until early 2010. Apple tried to compete with Amazon, which sold e-books

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Nicole Daniel, The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York establishes collusion to eliminate retail price competition for e-books and imposes restrictions on deals with publishers for the next five years (Apple), 5 September 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin MFC clause, Art. N° 57736

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