Apple Says It Sparked E-Book Competition With Market Entry

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. told a New York federal court Thursday that its entry into the e-book market increased competition and that its negotiations with major publishers did not amount to a price-fixing conspiracy, as the U.S. Department of Justice has suggested.

In proposed findings of fact publicly released Thursday, Apple described the e-book market prior to the 2010 launch of the iBookstore as a nascent one, rife with tension between major publishers that believed digital books were sold for too little and the dominant e-book retailer,
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