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TECHNOLOGY => Computing and Internet => Topic started by: ReadWrite on Aug 03, 2013, 07:31 AM

Title: Feds Want Apple To Open Up iOS To Rival E-Book Sales
Post by: ReadWrite on Aug 03, 2013, 07:31 AM
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Following its victory over Apple in a major e-book antitrust c (http://readwrite.com/2013/07/10/judge-apple-conspired-to-price-fix-ebooks)ase, the Justice Department has asked a federal judge to force the tech company to allow links to rival e-book prices and storefronts (http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/August/13-at-877.html) in, say, Amazon or Barnes & Noble iOS apps. Apple currently forbids such links, which could let users click away to make purchases that wouldn't return a cut to the iPhone maker.

(See also: Judge: Apple Conspired To Fix Prices Of E-Books (http://readwrite.com/2013/07/10/judge-apple-conspired-to-price-fix-ebooks))



Apple called the federal request a "draconian and punitive intrusion into Appleā€™s business (http://allthingsd.com/20130802/apple-slams-feds-proposed-e-book-remedies-as-a-draconian-and-punitive-intrusion/?mod=tweet)." If approved, the requirement would stand for two years.

ReadWrite