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keriflur
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Apple's Penalty Ruling

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/06/apple-ordered-to-stagger-e-book-contract-negotiations-refrain-fr...

 

As this is from Macrumors, don't read the comments unless you're an Apple fan.

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kamas716
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Re: Apple's Penalty Ruling

I wished the direct links in apps would have made it in.
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patgolfneb
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Re: Apple's Penalty Ruling

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http://paidcontent.org/2012/08/13/attorney-asks-doj-to-release-its-findings-on-amazons-predatory-pri...

 

Maybe OT, but this article articulates better than I can some reasons that support E books be looked at in a different way from most products. Basically it states e books are public goods, that are not supply limited, and should be treated differently.

 

The argument has some merit, incremental costs etc have frequently been discussed in this forum. It has some weaknesses as well. E books compete with DTB's. There are real costs of production. This perspective tends to devalue the intellectual contributions of authors, editors etc.

 

Still it is a different way of looking at e books. I do think that the law and DOJ are way behind on online commerce.  New perspectives that try to address problems with applying traditional legal standards are welcome.