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 You know nothing about the lawsuit.Apple's ebooks to apps to music earnings ratio is irrelevant to the case.Ebook prices will go down. Lower prices benefit consumers. Duh!
    That is NOT the entire case in a nut shell.   With the help of Apple, publishers collectively(conspired) forced Amazon to adopt the Agency model and simultaneously raising prices(price fixing) for consumers.   Antitrust laws were created to protect consumers, not businesses.
    The ruling helps consumers. That's what antitrust laws were designed for.
    Amazon doesn't decide FMV by themselves. It requires consumers willing to buy it at that price before it's considered FMV.   Fair Market Value: The fair market value is the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.       Wholesale business model works fine. It's the publishing industry's fault for not adapting...
FTC Guide to the Antitrust Laws Dealings with Competitors: "For the most blatant agreements not to compete, such as price fixing, big rigging, and market division, the rules are clear. The courts decided many years ago that these practices are so inherently harmful to consumers that they are always illegal,..."   http://www.ftc.gov/bc/antitrust/dealings_with_competitors.shtm       and amazon haters....   Single Firm Conduct: "Section 2 of the...
You're the one that's living in an alternate reality.Apple admitted they could not compete with Amazon so they colluded with publishers to raise prices.The DOJ lawyers proved it.
    Vanilla Sky.
Thankfully none of the pro-Apple people actually practice law, they don't even know what basic Antitrust laws are about.     Everything below was copied from the FTC's website. The words in CAPS are for emphasis.   The Antitrust Laws   "Congress passed the first antitrust law, the Sherman Act, in 1890 as a "comprehensive charter of economic liberty aimed at preserving free and UNFETTERED COMPETITION as the rule of...
    People can see I know it better than you. The Judge's summary backs up what I posted.    
Thankfully none of the pro-Apple people actually practice law, they don't even know what basic Antitrust laws are about.     Everything below was copied from the FTC's website. The words in CAPS are for emphasis.   The Antitrust Laws   "Congress passed the first antitrust law, the Sherman Act, in 1890 as a "comprehensive charter of economic liberty aimed at preserving free and UNFETTERED COMPETITION as the rule of trade."   "...Yet for over 100...
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