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It could have been worse. U.S. District Judge Denise Cole, the judge who found Apple guilty of conspiring with publishers to fix ebooks prices, has laid out the company’s punishment. Apple is not to enter into any deals with the five major U.S. publishers that would “impede its ability to reduce ebook retail prices or offer price discounts”. Apple will also get an official external babysitter to ensure that the company is complying with antitrust policies, including procedures and training, for the next two years. The injunction itself extends for the next five years. There was no word of financial penalties for Apple, which the firm pursuing the case against the company said... Read more...