Apple has, as I’m sure many of you know, been in a little trouble with the US Department of Justice over accused e-book price fixing. The case is set to begin soon, and with that in mind, the DoJ has decided to bring up some of the stuff it plans to present in the case, including an email from Steve Jobs that the DoJ claims proves Apple is guilty. The email from the late co-founder can be seen above, and the DoJ claims this particular piece is what does it:
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.
What the DoJ is saying about the email is that this present “clear evidence” that Apple and HarperCollins were conspiring on the pricing of e-books for the iBooks Store. However, as iDownloadBlog points out, if you read the entire email, the excerpted part was taken completely out of context. In context, I personally think the DoJ is just doing what [some] lawyers seem to do best, and that is twist words to mean what they want them to mean, and not what the person saying them meant.
What do you think? Do you see anything wrong with this? Is Apple guilty? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.