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Submission + - Justice Department calls Apple the 'ringmaster' in e-book price fixing case (tuaw.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Back in April 2012, the US Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and a number of publishers for allegedly colluding to raise the price of e-books on the iBookstore.

As part of its investigation into Apple's actions, the Justice Department collected evidence which it claims demonstrates that Apple was the "ringmaster" in a price fixing conspiracy. Specifically, the Justice Department claims that Apple wielded its power in the mobile app market to coerce publishers to agree to Apple's terms for iBookstore pricing.

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Justice Department calls Apple the 'ringmaster' in e-book price fixing case

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