Originally Posted by myapplelove
so it's 3 or 4 out of 5 that have settled, I got it up to 6 by mistake, so what? Go on and spill that bile, that's what happens when someone is put in a tight corner for having no arguments, and less than perfect manners. I am not the one however oaccusing the whole doj of no factual level in law and then going on posting flat out lies that prices are not identical.
The fact remains that ebooks prices have risen and the adoption of the agency model WITH price fixing under the collusion of apple with publishers has cost the customer who can't now go to the cheapest seller.
Yeah sure enough as the internal documents that have come to light from apple via the doj reveal apple is right to brag about an aikido move. So apple got their way, they got their guaranteed 30% cut for a little more bandwidth one iTunes store infrastructure they took away the right of their competitors to compete on price, and "the customer pays a bit more, but that's what you (the publisher) want anyway"..
Cite a source that "eBook prices have risen" before making such a sweeping statement.
There has been NO evidence presented that "eBook prices have risen" barring a few select titles from a few select publishers, now before we go around in circles again a simple question:-
Before Apple entered the eBooks market were ALL eBook titles in the Amazon bookstore capped at $9.99?
If they weren't then what was the average across ALL eBooks as that is the only way to establish an unskewed, statistically relevant baseline upon which to measure a trend, i.e. did prices rise, fall or remain the same.
Gas prices have risen, potato prices have risen, baloney prices have risen, gold prices have risen, prices rise (and fall) it's the nature of a free market the only way to prevent market based price changes is for the Government to step in and legislate set pricing.
Apple does not set prices, publishers do, the DoJ has nothing on Apple with these trumped up charges.
Apple are well within their rights to defend themselves and that is what they are doing.
Hopefully when this gets to court the instigators of the complaint will be revealed and depending on who it is, Apple will also be fully within their rights to sue for obstructionist and anticompetitive behaviour.
You do not have to use Apples store, Apple only makes their 30% cut on iBooks from people who CHOOSE to use their store, so consumers got their way by being presented with more choice, thus it is irrelevant. (Have a headshot to your strawman).
Perhaps the DoJ should investigate why Amazon advertises different t prices on different browsers, it shows as $9.99 on an iPhone, strange that.
Edited by hill60 - 5/25/12 at 10:06pm