In the latest court filing in the ongoing Justice Department e-books price-fixing suit, Apple(s AAPL) said it did not conspire to fix the prices of digital books to hurt competitors and called the case “fundamentally flawed,” according to a Reuters report.
According to Reuters’ copy of the filing, Apple stated:
“Apple’s entry into e-book distribution is classic procompetitive conduct” that created competition where none existed, Apple said in its court papers.
“For Apple to be subject to hindsight legal attack for a business strategy well-recognized as perfectly proper sends the wrong message to the market,” it added. “The government’s complaint against Apple is fundamentally flawed as a matter of fact and law.”
Apple also denied that the government “accurately characterized” the comment attributed to Jobs.
The “comment attributed to Jobs” is referring to a January 2010 email from Steve Jobs in which he seems to suggest how to set…
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