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Apple Appeals Against Ebook Antitrust Ruling

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The Associated Press reports that Apple has filed an appeal on Tuesday, asking the federal appeals court in New York to overturn the judgment handed down in the eBook antitrust case, or grant a new trial in front of a different judge.

The papers filed by Apple reveal the company’s position on Judge Denise Cote’s ruling: it “is a radical departure” from modern antitrust law and will kill competition and harm consumers if the appeals court allows it to stand.

Apple’s papers filed Tuesday refuted the antitrust finding, and said its entrance into the e-book market “kick-started competition in a highly concentrated market, delivering higher output, lower price levels, and accelerated innovation.”

You may recall that Apple has expressed its opinion about Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed antitrust monitor, numerous times. Apple filed a formal complaint against him back in November, saying he was charging too much for his services, and then asked him to be removed earlier this year.

With this filing, Apple has reinforced its earlier position and asked the appeals court to suspend the work of the external antitrust compliance monitor.

The iPhone maker has succeeded in winning temporary relief from monitoring, but the Appeals court ruled that Bromwich can continue his work under new conditions.

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  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    well…. my dear ms. Apple inc, experts work comes at a price. Quite different from the job of selling/merchandising products engineered by someone else Your dumb , ignorant store assistants try doing when NOT involved in drug and clubs consumption. marc

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    as we have received complaints we were not accurate enough when commenting, we agreed on a compromise and getting US into looking at the comments to eventually make some amendments and it turns out, WE WERE NOT accurate enough in the job description for Apple Retail U.K members of staff/sales attendants. We apologise and we issue then a revised comment with the full job description.

    rev B

    well…. my dear ms. Apple inc, work of experts comes at a price. Quite different from the job of merchandising and then making it a sale for products engineered by someone else, dumb and ignorant apple store assistants/attendants TRY when NOT involved in drugs/chems and clubs consumption and often distracted in the apple store basement and inside customers WC cubicals however SHARED with apple stores attendants and for the latter recreational activity A.K.A BLOWJOBS (fellatio).

    marc