quote: Apple needs to be told No now and forever regarding their anti-competitive practices.
quote: Microsoft has been beaten and abused regarding a simple integrated web-browser, but never did MS prevent users from installing and using other web-browsers. Why does Apple still get away with its' current restrictions/practices. I want someone to file a lawsuit against Apple for the required use of ITunes for IProduct content.
quote: The publishers, not Apple, had 100% control over pricing and availability. How is any of that anti-competitive on Apple's side?
quote: Unfortunately there isno law that says "You must only conduct business practices that benefit all of your competition as well."
quote: Apple created a system whereby publishers could not charge less for an ebook at any of Apple's competitors thus ensuring Apple always had the lowest possible price per product. This eliminated any price competition between Apple and Amazon. That elimination of competition was, since it was due to a collusion between publishers and Apple, illegal.
quote: Apple was not being anti-competitive. Apple didn't set prices. Apple didn't dictate what the items could be sold, or sold for, at other venues. Apple didn't control any of it.
quote: Back in August of this year, Apple and four of the publishers (all but Penguin) submitted the proposal to the EU that the publishers will not restrict or limit an e-book sellers' ability to set, change or reduce e-book prices for two years. They also won't interfere with an e-book retailer's choice to offer discounts, and added the five-year suspension of the "most-favored nation" contract.
quote: Apple didn't set prices. Apple didn't dictate what the items could be sold, or sold for, at other venues. Apple didn't control any of it.
quote: Simply delaying Apple and the publishers time to control prices out to 5 years down the road is not an acceptable solution.