A federal judge has issued her injunction against Apple in the ebooks antitrust case. Notably, Apple will not be allowed to include most favored nation clauses in contracts in any ebook publishing contracts for five years, and it will have to stagger negotiations with the publishers who settled.
A federal judge said Tuesday that the DOJ can’t regulate the way Apple does business in the App Store.
Apple responded to various aspects of the DOJ’s proposed injunction against it in the ebook pricing case. It doesn’t want to change the way it does business in the App Store, but agreed to stagger negotiations with book publishers.
On Wednesday, a federal judge found Apple guilty in the ebook pricing case. Readers aren’t likely to see much change in ebook prices, but Apple could be forced to change the way it does business.
At the Apple ebook trial on Monday, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray and Macmillan CEO John Sargent offered testimony as witnesses for the government. Emails showed that News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch expressed the desire to “screw Amazon.”