Apple’s Anti-Amazon Alliance Had A Bad Month

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc.’s strategy to counter Amazon’s grip on the e-book market, based on contractual agreements with the major publishing houses, took two big hits last month from antitrust enforcers in the U.S. and Europe. First, the U.S. Department of Justice notched a significant victory in its civil antitrust case against Apple and five major publishers when a federal judge in New York approved a settlement with three of the publishers that requires them to terminate their contracts with Apple. See U.S. v. Apple Inc., --- F.Supp.2d...
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