- The Department of Justice doesn't just want to limit Apple's (AAPL) influence in the book-publishing market, it is also seeking oversight of the company's iTunes and App Store, which would give content owners increased leverage in negotiations.
- The government wants to prevent Apple from forging deals with partners that would raise the prices at which the firm's competitors sell music, TV shows or movies, as well as e-books.
- Apple has called the DOJ's proposals a "draconian and punitive intrusion into Apple's business, wildly out of proportion to any adjudicated wrongdoing or potential harm."
DOJ wants oversight of iTunes and App Store as well e-books
Aug 4 2013, 01:40 ET