“The fight between Apple and the Department of Justice has been a story of overreaching,” Mark Rogowsky writes for Forbes.
“Rather than join publishers in settling with the government over accusations it conspired to fix the prices of e-books, Apple decided to fight in court,” Rogowsky writes. “Of course, the company lost and as a result the government gets to weigh in on punishment for Apple.”
Rogowsky writes, “This time the Department of Justice is doing the overreaching. It recommended Judge Denise Cote not only stop Apple from engaging in the offending behavior that started this mess, but also that the government get to dictate how Apple runs its App Store and iTunes store for years to come. Really?”
“Apple should be fined and stopped from doing it again. And then it should be set free to compete,” Rogowsky writes. “Otherwise, the government takes one of the most important competitors in the digital world and hamstrings it. That’s not a win for consumers, it’s a loss for all of us.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Not sure what he means by “of course [Apple] lost” when there was no evidence of Apple colluding with the publihers presented. This decision should be overturned on appeal.
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