Salon: ‘Amazon’s Bogus Anti-Apple Crusade’

Kathleen Sharp, writing for Salon:

Which gets to the heart of this bizarre case: The numbers show that, far from hurting the market, the publishers’ and Apple’s agency model actually helped it. They allowed Barnes & Noble to gain a foothold in the e-book market, provided relief to the independent brick-and-mortar stores, and gave consumers lower rather than higher prices.

She joins a chorus of critics of Judge Denise Cote’s decision and handling of the case.

Monday, 13 January 2014