- The DOJ is now proposing Apple (AAPL -0.5%) receive a 5-year injunction on striking restrictive e-book pricing deals with publishers; it previously wanted a 10-year injunction. Also, language that Apple argued would hurt its ability to effectively run the App Store (previous) has been removed from the DOJ's official proposal.
- However, the DOJ now wants Apple's negotiations with publishers to be staggered, so as to prevent future collusion, and still wants an external monitor.
- The proposals bear some resemblance to the ones recently suggested by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, who in July declared Apple guilty of conspiring to fix e-book prices.
- Separately, a federal appeals court has ruled Apple and Samsung don't have to make smartphone-related financial details submitted to a court handling one of their patent suits available for public viewing. The ruling reverses a lower court's judgment on the matter.
DOJ cuts length of proposed Apple e-book injunction
Aug 23 2013, 13:52 ET