United States v. Apple: Competition in America

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United States v. Apple: Competition in America

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In 2012 the Department of Justice accused Apple and five book publishers of conspiring to fix ebook prices. The evidence overwhelmingly showed an unadorned price-fixing conspiracy that cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet before, during, and after the trial millions of Americans sided with the defendants. Pundits on the left and right condemned the government for its decision to sue, decrying Amazon’s market share, railing against a new high-tech economy, and rallying to defend beloved authors and publishers. For many, Amazon was the one that should have been put on trial. But why? One fact went unrecognized and unreckoned with: in practice, Americans have long been ambivalent about competition.

ISBN

9780674972216

Publication Date

9-2019

Publisher

Harvard University Press

City

Cambridge, MA

Keywords

Department of Justice (DOJ), Apple, Amazon, antitrust, competition, price-fixing

Disciplines

Antitrust and Trade Regulation | Business Organizations Law | Consumer Protection Law | Law

United States v. Apple: Competition in America

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