Supreme Court Denial Closes Apple's E-Book Case


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied without comment Apple’s petition for a review of a lower court ruling that it engaged in price-fixing of e-books. The company must comply with a $450 million settlement it reached with 33 states and territories and a private class of e-book purchasers that, together with the U.S. Department of Justice, sued it over the issue. However, e-book purchasers who were overcharged won’t get their hands on any of the $450 million — most of them would be reimbursed through automatic credits at e-book retailers.

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Judge looks to jumpstart public encryption debate with Apple iPhone unlocking case

Article Image A U.S. federal judge is asking Apple to comment on whether a sought-after government order to unlock a customer’s iPhone would be “unduly burdensome.”

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Astroturfing's Legality Is in the Weeds


We see it all the time: a glowing 5-star comment on Yelp about a restaurant. At first glance, it looks authentic. However, what if the review actually were purchased by the restaurant? Would that change your perspective on the review or the restaurant? Of course, paying for advertising is hardly new. Celebrities for years have endorsed products and restaurants. As a result, the FTC issued Endorsement Guides that require websites, bloggers and businesses to disclose endorsers, and require that the endorsements be truthful and not misleading.

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