02.07.11

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Grounds for Antitrust Case Against Apple

Posted in Antitrust, Apple at 9:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

I want out

Summary: People who want to take their virtual goods out of Apple’s closed case/prison may merit “a strong argument for an anti-trust case” against Apple

APPLE is blocking applications that compete with Apple and in recent weeks it came under fire for anti-competitive practices. Apple blocks Sony and it will maybe even block Amazon at the expense of people who buy electronic books and want their rented “content” to be portable. Apple’s market lockdown (or lock-in) led Samba lawyer Carlo Piana to stating that there may be grounds for antitrust action:

Carlo Piana, a lawyer who worked on the EU case against Microsoft in the U.S., says that Apple’s enforcement of in-app sales makes a strong argument for an anti-trust case.

Apple is a big hindrance to software freedom and people must not ignore Apple’s behaviour just because it’s not Microsoft.

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