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Apple looks to have anti-trust monitor replaced for 'inappropriate declaration'

Anti-trust cases are ugly affairs, but Apple's ongoing struggles with Michael Bromwich -- its court-appointed anti-trust monitor in the ongoing e-books controversy -- has lead the company to ask he be replaced. As we reported last month, the issues stem from what Apple sees as Bromwich's excessive...

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Vellum: Taking the pain out of e-book publishing

As someone who has gone through the fun of self-publishing e-books for use on everything from the Amazon Kindle to Apple's iBooks, I know what a pain in the neck it can be to get everything formatted and set up properly for publishing. Even Apple's iBooks Author has limitations once you've...

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Judge Denise Cote responds to Apple's concerns over court-appointed monitor

As you may have already read, Apple is none too thrilled with Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed monitor Judge Denise Cote chose to keep an eye on Apple's antitrust compliance measures. This past Monday, Cote issued an order addressing Apple's many complaints. In short, the order relays that if...

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Apple and its court-appointed e-books monitor

While we previously covered Apple's dissatisfaction with its new court-appointed monitor, a more thorough reading of Apple's complaint reveals deep-seated concerns the company has with Michael Bromwich, and perhaps, with Judge Denise Cote herself. Broadly speaking, Apple takes issue with the fact...

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Judge appoints external monitor to ensure Apple complies with antitrust laws

This past July, US District Judge Denise Cote found Apple guilty of colluding with book publishers in an effort to raise the price of e-books across the industry. Following that, the Department of Justice proposed a wide array of remedies to ensure that Apple wouldn't run afoul of antitrust laws in...

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Oyster's subscription e-book service for iPad open to all

Oyster has a fascinating proposition for avid readers -- unlimited e-books for one low subscription rate of US$9.95. In the past, you had to request an invitation to be added to the service, and the only device you could read your e-books on was an iPhone. Today, the company is announcing that it...

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Apple appeals e-book pricing case

This past summer, Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple had colluded with a range of publishing companies in an effort to raise the price of e-books. Now comes word that Apple has filed a motion appealing the ruling. The appeal was filed on Thursday, but formal arguments on the matter may be submitted...

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70 iOS 7 and Legacy Tips, Tricks and Secrets

TUAW has been providing you with some hints and tricks about iOS 7, but there are a lot more cool tips that we haven't even touched upon. It's About Time Products, which has been in the business of making Macs and iOS devices understandable for quite a few years, has just come out with a wonderful...

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Judge prevents Apple from setting prices with e-book partners (Update: Apple to appeal)

Well Apple's ongoing saga with the DOJ has finally come to an end*. Judge Denise Cote today laid out her punishment for Apple after finding that the company had indeed colluded with a number of publishing companies to collectively raise the price of e-books. Specifically, Cote issued an...

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Penguin, Macmillan notify customers of e-book settlement

Penguin and Macmillan sent out emails to eligible customers today, notifying them that they're eligible to either receive iTunes credit or a check as part of the settlement of the US Department of Justice antitrust suit against these companies. Apple, despite a guilty verdict, remains the lone...

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Court: Apple needs monitoring after 'blatant' e-book price fixing

Following Judge Denise Cote's ruling that Apple conspired with book publishers to increase the price of e-books across the board, the DOJ put forth a proposal intent on rectifying the damage caused by Apple's actions. The proposal was extremely far-reaching, and called for Apple to allow...

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DoJ claims Apple made in-app purchase rules to 'retaliate against Amazon'

The Department of Justice has filed a revised punishment proposal for Apple, claiming the iPhone maker instigated the in-app purchase rule to "retaliate against Amazon," according to GigaOm. As evidence in its new punishment proposal, the DoJ cites an email from Steve Jobs to Phil Schiller and...

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Judge to determine damages in Apple e-book case

The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet has written a thoughtful analysis of the continuing Department of Justice legal battle against Apple regarding e-book pricing. As you'll remember, Judge Denise Cote found Apple guilty of conspiring with a group of book publishers to raise book prices. Now Judge Cote...

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CNN takes a closer look at Apple e-book Judge Denise Cote

Before Apple was found guilty of colluding with publishing companies to raise the price of e-books, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote raised a few eyebrows when she issued a statement which seemed to indicate that she was already convinced of Apple's culpability. In late May, about two weeks before...

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Today is a big day of legal wrangling for Apple

The LA Times has a good breakdown of what's happening today. Today, Apple has three coincidental rulings set to happen. The first is with the ITC, the same group who handed Apple a loss to Samsung, which was then vetoed by the president (something that hasn't happened in decades). In this case,...

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