Amazon’s bogus anti-Apple crusade - salon

Salon has a quite interesting piece up here, about the ebook price fixing case. What always struck me as odd about this case, was that the DOJ and other interested parties came across like they are protecting a monopoly, but under the guise of protecting consumers.

Here is a brief excerpt:

'Which gets to the heart of this bizarre case: The numbers show that, far from hurting the market, the publishers’ and Apple’s agency model actually helped it. They allowed Barnes & Noble to gain a foothold in the e-book market, provided relief to the independent brick-and-mortar stores, and gave consumers lower rather than higher prices'.