U.S. district judge Denise Cole declares Apple (AAPL) guilty of conspiring to fix e-book prices,...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

U.S. district judge Denise Cole declares Apple (AAPL) guilty of conspiring to fix e-book prices, in violation of antitrust law, and says a damages trial will take place. Apple's publisher partners have already settled with the DOJ. The ruling arguably represents a win for e-book rival Amazon (AMZN), which wants to maintain the right to set its own e-book prices (regained last year following publisher settlements with the DOJ and EU).