The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled to reject a challenge to Apple's $450 million ebook pricing conspiracy settlement with five book publishers. The court ruled against the challenge brought up by Oklahoma resident John Bradley, who claimed that the settlement was unfair to consumers.
I hadn't been able to open up iBooks Author in the weeks since the June 30 rollout, due to this tiny little thing called Apple Music you probably haven't heard of. Today, I did. And boy was I surprised to find that not only can iBooks Author create its special Made for iBooks projects, but it now has two ePub templates. Which, yes, create ePub 3 books.
A U.S. appeals court has rejected Apple's latest bid to remove Michael Bromwich, the antitrust monitor installed at the company following their ebook antitrust case. Apple has tried to have Bromwich removed in the past, stating that he abuses his position.
Michael Bromwich, appointed by U.S. Judge Denise Cote in the wake of the anti-trust charges leveled against Apple for iBooks deals, is once again under fire in the op ed pages of a prominent publication. This time it's the Wall Street Journal, but the accusation remains the same — that Bromwich abused his role by investigating aspects of the company that have nothing to do with the case...