On August 9, 2011, a class action lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California alleged that Apple, along with other publishers, conspired to fix electronic book (e-book) prices. The incentive behind such action was alleged to be an increase in the distribution of digital media. The lawsuit claimed Apple and the other electronic companies violated state and federal antitrust laws. This was just one of several lawsuits Apple has recently participated in relating to its smartphones and tablets.
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