Posted in 産業スパイ, 中国 by shiro on 2014年5月20日


U.S. announces first criminal charges against foreign country for cyberspying | The Washington Post


Matthew Keys ‏@MatthewKeysLive

As DOJ brings charges against Chinese hackers, Snowden docs show US gov’t engaged in same spy action against China

Arik Hesseldahl ‏@ahess247

Chance of Chinese hackers showing up in US Court: Zero. Expect a similar move from China vs. US.

Wouldn’t Have Happened If Tim Cook Had Been in Charge

Posted in ひと, アップル by shiro on 2014年3月30日

The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages

Posted in ひと, アップル, グーグル, シリコンバレー by shiro on 2014年3月25日

Apple Executive Defends Pricing in Case on E-Books

Posted in アップル, 独禁法訴訟 by shiro on 2013年6月19日


Apple Executive Defends Pricing in Case on E-Books |

Both parties showed their evidence on a projector screen. Apple’s legal team used a MacBook to shuffle between evidence documents, stacking them side by side in split screens and zooming in on specific paragraphs.

In contrast, the Justice Department’s lawyers could show only one piece of evidence at a time. One video that Mr. Buterman played as evidence failed to produce the audio commentary needed to make his point.

Least Surprising Tidbit From Apple-DOJ E-Book Trial | Daring Fireball

Steve Jobs History Plays Role in Apple E-Book Trial | AllThingsD

The “page curls” in the iBook app, which show up when you flip an iBook’s page? That’s Steve Jobs’s idea.

Second Least-Surprising Tidbit From the Apple-DOJ E-Book Price-Fixing Trial | Daring Fireball

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The DOJ is arguing the facts. Apple is arguing the law.

Posted in アップル, 独禁法訴訟 by shiro on 2013年6月5日


The DOJ is arguing the facts. Apple is arguing the law. | Fortune Tech

The first rule of law, goes the old lawyers joke, is that if the facts are against you, you argue the law. The second rule is that if the law is against you, you argue the facts. Based on each side’s opening arguments on the first day of U.S.A. v. Apple, it’s clear that the Department of Justice is leaning heavily on the facts and Apple on the law.

Facts vs. the Law | Daring Fireball

Apple denies conspiracy in ebook pricing trial: “Publishers fought (us) tooth and nail” | paidContent

DOJ gives opening arguments against Apple

Posted in アップル, 独禁法訴訟, 電子書籍 by shiro on 2013年6月4日


DOJ gives opening arguments against Apple | The Loop

I think the DOJ is going to have a tough time proving this. Tim Cook recently said at the D Conference that Apple wouldn’t admit to something they didn’t do. Cook is going to fight this and good for them.

US Justice Department details Apple’s e-book ‘conspiracy’ in opening arguments | AppleInsider

The U.S. Department of Justice’s opening statements in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple have been published online, laying the groundwork for what the government hopes will prove illegal collusion between Apple and book publishers that led to higher prices.

DOJ publicizes its case against Apple on first day of ‘ebook pricing fix’ trial | 9to5Mac

Apple maintains innocence claims in ‘bizarre’ ebook cartel trial starting today | 9to5Mac

Execs from Apple and publishing houses calling each other idiots | Quartz

DOJ Case Against Apple in Ebook Price-Fixing Case

Posted in 独禁法訴訟, 電子書籍, 訴訟 by shiro on 2013年5月17日

A man reads the bible from an iPad mini at the "Christ is the Answer International Ministries" group's camp near Florence

Apple tells U.S. of tough talks, not collusion, with publishers | Reuters

Apple disputes this in a second filing, also made on April 26 and released on Tuesday. It says that e-book demand “exploded” with Apple’s iPad launch, and the average retail price of an e-book dropped to $7.34 from $7.97.

In a filing released on Tuesday, the Justice Department said that Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO at the time, “conceded the price-fixing conspiracy” when he told his biographer that Apple had “told the publishers, ‘We’ll go to the agency model, where you set the price, and we get our 30 percent, and yes, the customer pays a little more, but that’s what you want anyway.’”

Passages From Isaacson Book Part of DOJ Case Against Apple in Ebook Price-Fixing Case | Daring Fireball

Steve Jobs E-Book Email to James Murdoch | AllThingsD

“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.”

The DOJ and Steve Jobs’ email | The Loop


Posted in アップル, 独禁法訴訟 by shiro on 2012年5月27日


The Government sides with monopoly, rather than competition, in bringing this case. The Government starts from the false premise that an eBooks “market” was characterized by “robust price competition” prior to Apple’s entry. This ignores a simple and incontrovertible fact: before 2010, there was no real competition, there was only Amazon. At the time Apple entered the market, Amazon sold nearly nine out of every ten eBooks, and its power over price and product selection was nearly absolute. Apple’s entry spurred tremendous growth in eBook titles, range and variety of offerings, sales, and improved quality of the eBook reading experience. This is evidence of a dynamic, competitive market. These inconvenient facts are ignored in the Complaint. Instead, the Government focuses on increased prices for a handful of titles. The Complaint does not allege that all eBook prices, or even most eBook prices, increased after Apple entered the market.

Apple to DOJ: Bite me | Fortune Tech

In the space of six paragraphs the document characterizes the Justice Department’s assertions as “absurd” and “fundamentally flawed,” accuses the government of “ignoring inconvenient facts” and of siding with monopoly rather than competition.

bite me:ふざけんな

Apple says DoJ “sides with monopoly, rather than competition” | Ars Technica

Apple’s Legal Response to DOJ E-Book Case (PDF) | Daring Fireball

As usual from Apple, plain straightforward language, and few minced words.

Apple to DOJ: Bite me | The Loop

Apple seems pretty aggressive and confident in this battle with the government.

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