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Apple: DOJ's proposed ebook price fixing remedy 'draconian' and 'unprecedented'

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:49 AM

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  Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:33 PM

Well, I agree with Apple. The DOJ's proposed punishments are too extreme and completely unnecessary.
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  Posted 03 August 2013 - 02:45 PM

Government trying to take over a business? Intimidate others in the process? Tell me it isn't so.
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  Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:08 PM

Grow up if you think price-fixing is okay. The fact that the Kindle app won't let you buy books from Amazon shows the immaturity of Apple.
Monopolies were outlawed a long time ago in America. You have the right to pay double for something if you want to. Just purchase the book twice. The job of the DOJ in this case is to protect consumers from big business. If you don't want this protection, Russia seems to be the place to be right now.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:57 AM

View Postbear90039, on 04 August 2013 - 04:08 PM, said:

Grow up if you think price-fixing is okay. The fact that the Kindle app won't let you buy books from Amazon shows the immaturity of Apple.
Monopolies were outlawed a long time ago in America. You have the right to pay double for something if you want to. Just purchase the book twice. The job of the DOJ in this case is to protect consumers from big business. If you don't want this protection, Russia seems to be the place to be right now.

You should probably organize your arguments a little better. You're throwing around a lot of terms that directly contradict each other.

Price fixing as a concept has nothing to do with whether or not Apple is exercising too much control over the apps being used on their platform. It also is a concept that is completely incompatible with monopolism. In order for price fixing to take place, a group of entities enter into an agreement with each other to artificially control the price of an item or items, and if it is an agreement taking place between multiple entities, you cannot, by definition, be dealing with a monopoly.
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  Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:13 PM

I was wondering when this administration was going to go after Apple directly. Now the DOJ wants to get their fingers into Apple, and that's a little nerve racking. Unfortunately, history has proven that that that's very normal behavior for a totalitarian type of regime, which this administration is doing everything to become. I fear what's going to happen to Apple as this ever growing government exerts more and more control over America's businesses. Don't give in Apple!
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  Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:01 PM

While I don't necessarily believe Apple's intentions are pure as the driven snow in this matter, this is clearly a case of the Justice Department overstepping it's authority. Blame it on Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder, who is more interested in penalizing American businesses on trumped up charges than in encouraging the kind of entrepreneurship and innovation that would bring our economy back to a healthy condition.
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