Judge finds Apple guilty in ebooks conspiracy

Rappler.com

Graphic by Raffy De Guzman
A judge Wednesday, July 10, found Apple guilty of a price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books, saying the company “conspired to restrain trade” with publishers to boost the price of ebooks. Judge Denise Cote, who presided over a bench trial in New York, said in her opinion that “Apple is liable here for facilitating and encouraging the Publisher Defendants’ collective, illegal restraint of trade.” She ordered a new hearing to determine damages. Apple on Wednesday said it would appeal the decision.

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