During today Apple has filed a document with statements on the alleged cartel price of eBooks of defending against charges by defining “imperfect” the Justice Department’s complaint against him.
The news was first reported by Reuters and in documents Apple seems to define the complaint against him “fundamentally flawed” as saying the use of agency model has actually increased competition motivated by opposing the rule of the Amazon area because it would allow you to create competition where it does not actually exist.
Among the topics covered in the new document is part of an email sent by Steve Jobs, then CEO of the company, where we were encouraged publishers to collude in an attempt to create a market “mainstream” of eBooks with prices from $12.99 to $14.99 and in this case Apple thinks that the claim of Jobs has not been correctly interpreted as the company’s entry into the world of eBooks has not only increased the volume of sales, but would even pushed Amazon to compete more aggressively, suggesting that competition has also led to significant technology of e-readers. This defensive line continues past the claims of Tom Neumayr, a representative of Apple, which were highlighted both the benefits obtained by users from the digital publishing industry itself, following the arrival of the Cupertino company.
As for the other editors involved in the complaint of the U.S. Justice Department remind you that, while HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group have chosen to reach an agreement, Macmillan and Penguin Group continue to defend the charges against them.