CEI Weekly: Justice Department Sues Apple Over E-Books

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April 13, 2012


This week, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Apple and several publishers over the companies’ E-Book pricing arrangement. Apple currently takes 30 percent from e-book sales on Apple devices–and because of its deal with publishers, competitors like Amazon can’t price e-books below specified prices. CEI released a statement calling the suit a mistake. Read the statement here. Also, see Wayne Crews’ Forbes column on the issue: “Why is Apple Getting Cored in Washington?


Crony Capitalism
Fred L. Smith’s latest vodcast

Fixing America’s Crumbling Underground Water Infrastructure
Bonner Cohen’s study

On the Waterfront
Trey Kovacs and Jack Mann’s op-ed in The New York Post

Walker’s Reforms Stand Up in Court, On Balance Sheets
Iain Murray and Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed in The Washington Examiner

Free-Market Environmentalism? It’ll Never Fly, Orville!
Wayne Crews’ column in Forbes

A Free Market Defense of Retransmission Consent
Ryan Radia’s post on Technology Liberation Front

Apple Investors Shrug Off E-Book Antitrust Lawsuit
Ryan Young’s citation in Investor’s Business Daily

Critical Drug Shortages Reaching Crisis
Greg Conko’s citation by the Heartland Institute

How Will Law Grads Repay Their Loans?
Hans Bader’s citation in National Review

Louisiana’s Taxpayer-Funded Public Employee Contracts Could Be Opened to Public Scrutiny
Vincent Vernuccio’s citation in The Pelican Post 

Why the Rush? Re: Solyndra Loan
Marlo Lewis’ interview on OneNewsNow



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