“Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy,” wrote Judge Denise Cote in her ruling. “Apple seized the moment and brilliantly played its hand. Through the vehicle of the Apple agency agreements, the prices in the nascent e-book industry shifted upward, in some cases 50 percent or more for an individual title."

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Court rules Apple fixed ebook prices, led an illegal conspiracy
Summary: A federal court sided with the Justice Department in a closely-watched case involving Apple and publishers.

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