- Forum: General Discussion
The manufacturer's ability to set the price that the retailer sells it at (price fixing) is NOT illegal. That's not the issue here, either. It's all about collusion. Each individual publisher may not have a monopoly, but by colluding together they would have monopolistic power and could abuse the market. In that case, said price fixing could be considered an abuse, and therefore illegal. Apple is being accused of facilitating the conspiracy, and thus also guilty.