A federal judge ordered Apple to hire an external monitor to ensure it does not engage in fixing the prices of e-books. The judge had previously found Apple guilty of price-fixing in a trial that concluded last month.
"From a corporation's standpoint, an external monitor is a huge pain in the neck, as is logging communications," Robin Feldman, director of the Institute for Innovation Law at UC Hastings College of the Law, told MacNewsWorld.
"On the other hand, corporate culture is difficult to change," she added, "and the Department of Justice is skeptical that Apple, which vigorously denies it has done anything wrong, will now be vigilant in changing what it does."
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