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Replying to:  Having a monopoly is not illegal by T Bone   Nov 15, 2012, 5:40 PM

Re: Having a monopoly is not illegal

by stevelvl    Nov 15, 2012, 6:10 PM

Actually it is illegal to have a monopoly and to leverage your market share to your advantage. The Sherman act specifically outlines it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Act »

BTW Apple is not a monopoly. They are a software company, which is by far smaller the Microsoft. In terms of Apple Itunes. yes they have done unfair market practices and have faced sanctions in the past as a result. the most recent was in regards to e-books.

The price of songs though was not set by apple, It was originally set by Napster. they set the .99 a song price before Itunes was even born. The reason the .99 a song was set is because that was the agreement reached by the recording industry and Napster as a result of a huge law suit.

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