“Apple quickly responded to a proposed e-book price fixing settlement from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, declaring the suggested penalties ‘wildly out of proportion to any adjudicated wrongdoing or potential harm,'” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“The company behind the iBookstore lashed out at the proposed injunction as a ‘draconian and punitive intrusion’ into its business, asserting that the penalties imposed would potentially affect Apple’s business relationships with ‘thousands of partners across several markets,'” Hughes reports. “‘Plaintiffs’ overreaching proposal would establish a vague new compliance regime — applicable only to Apple — with intrusive oversight lasting for ten years, going far beyond the legal issues in this case, injuring competition and consumers, and violating basic principles of fairness and due process,’ Apple wrote in a court filing. ‘The resulting cost of this relief — not only in dollars but also lost opportunities for American businesses and consumers — would be vast.'”

Hughes reports, “Apple has already appealed the ruling made by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Denise Cote and Lucy Koh should pool their resources and see if that’ll help them find a clue.

A dozen fused ganglia have to be better than just six apiece, right?

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