No Antitrust Woes Yet For Apple Subscription Plan

Law360, New York (February 16, 2011, 6:59 PM EST) -- Apple Inc.'s announcement of a new subscription service for publishers to sell digital content through its App Store is unlikely to raise serious competition concerns in the near future, but if the technology giant emerges as the dominant player in the mobile device marketplace, it could face antitrust regulators' ire down the road, attorneys say.

“Absent dominance or significant foreclosure of market opportunities, challengers will face a steep uphill battle,” Baker & McKenzie LLP antitrust partner Charles Critchlow told Law360 on Wednesday. “But in a new...
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