Originally Posted by b9bot
Judge Coyote got paid off before the trial began. So the publishers objection will go unheard by this so called judge. We need to get to the appeals court with a new judge who hopefully isn't paid off by the DOJ or Amazon for that matter. This whole case reeks with a bad smell of political crap going on.
As for the DOJ's proposal it is exactly what Apple said it is. Especially when they try and reach for Apple's other business, music, movies, and Apps which has nothing to do with this case what so ever. Apple was supposedly guilty of something to do with books, not music, not movies, not Apps. Therefore the DOJ should have no legal right to go there period.
Have you all forgoten that iPads are being bought by schools and parents for schooling??? 5 years of not able to get new publishers for that would really put a hold on foot hold in schools for Amazon to play catch up. You know, more iPads in hands means more ebooks sold by Apple, not Amazon. All schools went to the ebook learning format, what would Amazon do? All those iPads would not sell kindles or buy Amazon ebooks. So, how much you looking to loose there Amazon???
Look after working for lawyers for over 20 years, I can tell you, it is all about how you spin, and how much you can get out of the other person. Gone are the day's of actual victims. You now have people saying they are the victims when they are the ones at fault. Seen the Ohio kidnapping trial, guy who did the kidnapping was trying to say he was the victim... really. Most don't have the balls to stand up and say, Yep I did it... well except for the one guy in the Texas base shootings, and even his lawyers are saying not guilty for him after he stated earlier guilty.
Bottom line - not tin foil hats if it is true. Don't think for a moment that Amazon higher ups did not grease some palms in the DOJ to have charges brought up on Apple. And the DOJ choosing the judge to see their side before even stepping foot into the court room. Think about it, if the Ohio kidnapper judge came out and said that the defendant was just misunderstood and record will show he did it, but don't believe it... then turned around and did a not guilty verdict, would you not think something was up??? Would you not think the judge was paid off? Which would prob be the case. So, yes, it was nothing but a political move by Amazon. Why else go beyond the scope of the actual charges? All movies, music, etc etc... All corps price fix, it's not like you have the same item from 4 different company's all the exact same price, each try to charge differently (usually slight cheaper) to get customers to buy their item not the competitors.
Oh, and Apple put a gun to the heads of the publishers to sign the contracts, you know to price fix. You know capitalism at it's finest. The publishers could have said No to Apples proposed model plan.