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Antitrust Monitor Ordered For Apple Over E-Book Price Fixing

Sep 6, 2013
Originally published on September 6, 2013 12:44 pm

A federal judge who found Apple guilty of colluding with publishers in an e-book price-fixing scheme ordered the tech giant on Friday to modify its contracts and submit to oversight to make sure it doesn't happen again.

The injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan against orders the iPad maker to hire an external compliance monitor for two years to supervise the company's antitrust compliance efforts, The Associated Press reports.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple says it plans to appeal.

As The Two-Way's Mark Memmott reported in July, Cote determined that Apple "conspired to raise the retail price of e-books."

Mark wrote that the Justice Department charged that Apple entered into agreements to sell e-books under the so-called agency model, in which publishers, not retailers, set prices on books. Apple signed deals with five publishers that effectively leveled the playing field with competitor Amazon and guaranteed Apple a 30 percent cut on all book sales. You can find a detailed explanation of the traditional model vs. the agency model here.

The Wall Street Journal writes of Friday's ruling:

"U.S. District Judge Denise Cote prohibited Apple from entering any agreement with publishers that limits its ability to set or alter the retail price for any e-books for up to two years. Under agency agreements it previously reached with publishers, the publishers, rather than Apple, set the retail prices for e-books.

"The prohibitions were tailored for five major U.S. publishers who entered into settlements with the U.S. government, the longest being two years with Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH's Macmillan.

"The judge also prohibited Apple, during those periods, from entering into so-called most-favored-nation agreements with publishers, in which it would be allowed to match the lower price of competitors for best sellers and other books. The most-favored-nation clause was a major issue at trial earlier this summer.

"The judge also said she would appoint an external monitor to review Apple's antitrust compliance policies for two years."

The order, however, fell short of what the Justice Department was seeking, which was a more-or-less wholesale prohibition against Apple entering into any deals with suppliers that might result in higher prices — including such industries as music and movies. That led Brian Fung at The Washington Post's The Switch blog to suggest that Apple had dodged a bullet.

In any case, an Apple spokesman said Friday that the company "will pursue an appeal of the injunction."

"Apple did not conspire to fix e-book pricing," Tom Neumayer says. "The iBookstore gave customers more choice and injected much needed innovation and competition into the market. Apple will pursue an appeal of the injunction."

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