There has been a lot of speculation about what the outcome of the ruling relating to Apple and price-fixing of ebooks would have on its sale of other content – like music. The short answer? It won’t have any bearing. For now. The US District judge in the case has stated that her focus will be strictly limited to ebooks and, as such, the final ruling will only apply to ebooks – not music, TV shows, apps or movies. “I want this injunction to rest as lightly as possible on how Apple runs its business,” the Wall Street Journal quotes Judge Cote as saying. “I want Apple to have the flexibility to innovate.” This case only has is origins in the past three years (when Apple opened its iBookstore), so given that it has been retailing music downloads for over a decade, a similar investigation into music pricing, while not impossible, could be more difficult to kick into action.

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