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Antitrust lawyer: Apple ebook deals are illegal

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Antitrust lawyer: Apple ebook deals are illegal

Betanews – 2012-03-16

Steve Jobs left behind a legal mess for Apple chief executive Tim Cook. Decisions the former CEO made when brokering ebook distribution deals haunt Apple, as a civil price-fixing case moves forward and the specter of a federal antitrust investigation approaches. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates left Steve Ballmer in similar straights in early 2000. Look what happened to Microsoft since. Apple is alleged to have colluded with major publishers to fix ebook prices, in violation of US antitrust law....
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UPDATE 2-Apple hit with U.S. injunction in e-books antitrust case

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Apple antitrust compliance off to a promising start: monitor

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Apple cannot escape U.S. states' e-book antitrust cases: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday lost an attempt to dismiss lawsuits by state attorneys general accusing it of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. | Reuters – 2014-04-16

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