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Here’s Apple’s Closing Slide Deck in E-Book Case, and the DOJ’s, Too

Summation_Apple_ebooksAfter three weeks of arguments in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the U.S. Department of Justice’s e-books price-fixing case against Apple concluded today with final summations. As part of its presentation, Apple showed off a 136-slide deck laying out its argument that it did not conspire with publishers to illegally fix e-book prices. The DOJ — which contends Apple was the “ringmaster” of a plan that raised mainstream e-book pricing well above the $9.99 price point Amazon had established by shifting the industry from a wholesale model, where retailers set prices, to an agency model where publishers set prices — provided a slide deck laying out that argument as well. Both are embedded below.




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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work