» Missing the Point

A thoughtful and spot-on piece by Adam Engst about the Department of Justice’s proposed remedies in the ebook price-fixing suit against Apple.

Don’t get me wrong — as a publisher, I hate the fact that Apple won’t allow purchasing links to outside sites (such as my own!). But Apple’s policies with respect to its other businesses were not at issue in this suit, and were not found unlawful, so it seems unreasonable for the DoJ to attempt to regulate Apple’s behavior here.

This piece in particular seems like the Justice Department overreaching. Is Amazon going to be required to allow iBooks on the Kindle?