And Apple has an uphill battle ahead of it. During a pre-trial hearing last week, presiding judge Denise Cote said that she believes, based on the evidence she had seen so far, "that the government will be able to show at trial direct evidence that Apple knowingly participated in and facilitated a conspiracy to raise prices of ebooks."
Meanwhile, current Apple CEO Tim Cook last week described the case as "bizarre," and said that the company believed this was a matter of principle. "We're not going to sign something that says we did something that we didn't do, so we're going to fight."
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