Apple was brought to court for fixing e-book prices in 2013 and a court-appointed monitor was dispatched to basically insure the company was not doing anything shady in regards to e-books.
Michael Bromwich, a former U.S. Justice Department inspector general whose relationship with Apple has been strained from the outset told a Federal judge yesterday that “In this respect, Apple has been its own worst enemy,” he said. “This lack of cooperation has cast an unnecessary shadow over meaningful progress in developing a comprehensive and effective antitrust compliance program.”
Nevertheless, Bromwich said Apple’s program has become “substantially stronger,” commenting in what could be his final assessment unless Cote chooses to extend his two-year appointment.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.