|DOJ proposes shorter e-books injunction for Apple||| Print ||
|Written by The Associated Press|
|Friday, 23 August 2013 13:33|
Apple may face a reduced punishment for conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices under a new proposal from the federal government.
The Department of Justice suggested in a court filing Friday that it would halve the length of a proposed injunction to 5 years from 10. The injunction would keep the Cupertino, Calif., company from entering deals with publishers that would limit price competition.
The proposal includes a chance to seek a number of 1-year extensions if warranted. It also proposes staggering renegotiations of Apple's contracts with publishers.
Apple Inc. couldn't be immediately reached.
The government says it made the modification based on concerns that the original proposal would outlive its usefulness and unnecessarily harm Apple in the fast-changing industry. But it still believes the punishment fixes competitive concerns.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Front Page Stories
|Pemberville searches for feral cats solution
07/28/2014 | EMILY GORDON, Sentinel Staff Writer
PEMBERVILLE - Village residents say so many feral cats are gathering in backyards and behind busines [ ... ]
|Heights festival to add hip-hop|
07/28/2014 | ALEX ASPACHER, Sentinel Staff Writer
File photo. MaryAnn Gonzalez (right) and her husband David dance Saturday evening during [ ... ]