A well deserved spanking to judge Cote in Apple's persecution in the ebook case
And they say iPads are for consumption only. Hah!
It's soooo True!
If true, that means Google has some extraordinary pull with the government.
What could they be giving the government in return for this special treatment?
Best lawsuit against Apple ever!
A federal court in New York has come down hard on Apple in a closely watched case over ebook pricing. In a ruling issued Tuesday morning, US District Judge Denise Cote ruled that the company "brilliantly" organized a conspiracy to raise prices and thwart competition.
In a 160-page ruling, Cote points to phone calls, emails and the words of Apple founder Steve Jobs to conclude that the company orchestrated an illegal "scheme" in which five major publishers changed their pricing practices. The court said that the prime target of the conspiracy was Amazon, whose Kindle tablet competes with Apple's iPad, and whose pricing practices infuriated publishers.
And everybody, except Amazon, loses in the long run. Even the consumers that the DOJ are allegedly trying to protect.
Hopefully, Apple wins on appeal.
I started ripping DVDs and BR disks mostly to avoid this kind of crap.
I buy the disc and I never put it in the player attached to the TV anymore. I simply put it in my computer, rip it into an mp4 and add it to iTunes and stream it to my Apple TV.
Movie studios need to change their silly money grubbing waste of our time.