Here’s the potentially damning Steve Jobs email DoJ is using in Apple eBook price-fixing trial

Zach Epstein
BGR News

Apple eBook Price Fixing
Apple eBook Price Fixing

Apple recently denied allegations from the United States Justice Department that suggested it was the ringleader in a conspiracy to fix eBook prices. The trial isn’t set to start until next month, but AllThingsD posted a now-public document the DoJ plans to use as evidence when making its case. In the email from late Apple co-founder to News Corporation’s James Murdoch, Jobs writes that News Corp. should “throw in with Apple and see if we can all make a go of this to create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99.” Apple stands accused of colluding with book publishers to stop eBook vendors like Amazon from selling titles at discounted prices. Apple is now the lone defendant in the price-fixing trial after the four book publishers originally indicted settled out of court with the DoJ. A copy of Jobs’s full email follows below.

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