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Apple conspired to keep e-book prices artifically high as libraries die

by | 10th, July 2013

BOOKS are not just objects to buy and trade. The BBC  reports on a ruling that Apple  “conspired with publishers to fix the price of electronic books” .

And those are the electronic books that thanks to convoluted copyright rules you are not permitted to pass on to friends, as you can with an actual paper book.

Manhattan Judge Denise Cote said Apple “conspired to restrain trade”.

Apple’s Tom Neumayr says the ruling is wrong and the  “false allegations will be contested. They don’t want to pay damages.

But five publishers named as defendants alongside Apple in price

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