1. Conspiracy

    Apple Guilty of E-Book Price Fixing

    Journalists test "The New iPad" following a live stream of it's US launch, at an event in central London on March 7, 2012.  Following the huge success of the two previous models, the new iPad builds on the developments with a faster processor and much higher screen resolution.  AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Apple is guilty of colluding with book publishers to raise prices for e-books, according to a federal judge, in a decision that will affect how books are sold online. In 2010 Apple and the publishing industry tried to fight Amazon’s dominance of the e-book market by working out a deal that would let publishers set their own prices for e-books sold through Apple, allowing them to raise the cost above Amazon’s $9.99 price point. But in 2012 the Justice Department charged Apple, along with five of the six major publishers, with violations of anti-trust law. The publishers settled, but Apple decided to fight the charges. The judge ruled against Apple and called for a separate trial to determine damages.

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