US Ruling That Apple Led E-Book Pricing Conspiracy Is Upheld

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that determined Apple to be the leader of an industrywide conspiracy among book publishers to raise prices of digital books.By a 2-to-1 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said it agreed with the conclusions of Judge Denise L. Cote of United States District Court in Manhattan, who rendered the decision in 2013. see:Ruling confirms e-book price-fixing by Apple
A federal appeals court in New York on Tuesday sided with regulators who said Apple was guilty of conspiring to drive up the price of e-books.Calling Apple’s transgressions “the supreme evil of antitrust,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit upheld, in a 2-to-1 decision, a ruling that Apple had conspired in 2010 with five major book publishers to fix e-book prices.

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