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Us v Apple Opening Statement

Us v Apple Opening Statement

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The U.S. government lays out its case against Apple regarding what it says was a scheme by Apple and five book publishers to fix the prices of e-books. The book publishers have settled, leaving Apple the sole defendant in the case.
The U.S. government lays out its case against Apple regarding what it says was a scheme by Apple and five book publishers to fix the prices of e-books. The book publishers have settled, leaving Apple the sole defendant in the case.

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Published by: techledes on Jun 03, 2013
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“In order to not be in a situation

whereby we must price our adult new
release eBooks sold through Apple at
$9.99, undercutting one of the reasons
for making the deal, we need to change
our eBook selling terms with our other

eRetailers before that date.”

Apple’s MFN Compels Publishers to

Move All Retailers to Agency

Establishes retail price

Publisher

Publisher receives 70% before
author royalties

Consumer

Amazon

Consumer

Apple

$12.99

Sells to consumer
at retail price

$9.99

Establishes retail price

$9.10

$12.99

$12.99

$9.99

Apple’s MFN Compels Publishers to

Move All Retailers to Agency

Establishes retail price

Publisher

Publisher receives 70% before
author royalties

Consumer

Amazon

Consumer

Apple

$9.99

Has pricing MFN; lowers
price to match Amazon

$9.99

$9.99

$12.99

$12.99

$9.99

$7.00

$9.10

Establishes retail price

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