Has Apple Computer Gotten too Greedy?

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In the past when I thought about Apple or Mac, what came to my mid was:

Small proprietary company, that always did things by the book, but always placed cutting edge technology first and as a result have been able to do well in the market financially.

But with the type of a this is the situation with the price fixing allegations (see video and links below).  What are your thoughts on this?

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Apple Rejects Ebook Price Fixing ChargeApple has rejected DOJ’s accusation of collusion, claiming it’s “simply not true”. “The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry,” said an Apple spokesman in a statement…more

Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing: lawyerApple Inc wants to go to trial to defend itself against U.S. government allegations that it conspired with publishers to raise prices of electronic books, a lawyer for the Silicon Valley giant said in court on Wednesday…more

Apple e-book price fixing suit: Winners and losers The Department of Justice on Apr. 11 sued Apple and several publishers, charging that the companies colluded to artificially inflate the price of e-books. Consumers may benefit with lower prices and so may Apple competitors such as Amazon…more

DOJ files ebook price fixing lawsuit against Apple – The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five large publishers, accusing the companies of working together to raise prices of e-books.  Defendants in the lawsuit, filed Wednesday, are Apple, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan, Penguin Group and Simon & Schuster. The six companies conspired to raise prices on e-books in retaliation for Amazon.com pricing most e-books at $9.99 beginning in late 2007, the DOJ said in court documents…more

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