Apple faces e book restrictions

Saturday, 07 September 2013 - 20:08



A US judge has imposed restrictions on the agreements technology giant Apple can make with book publishers to prevent it fixing the price of e-books.

The move follows a court ruling in July that Apple conspired with five publishers to control e-book prices.

The judge also ordered Apple to hire an external monitor to ensure it complies with the new rules.

The US Department of Justice, which launched legal action against Apple, said it was "pleased".