Monday, January 6, 2014

The Apple e-books litigation post #1: why did it happen at all?

Although the Apple e-books judgment is a few months old, its consequences haven't yet begun to be fully understood. Tthis judgment starts to rebalance the playing field away from bottlenecks and distributors and toward individual content creators in several fundamental ways.

To understand the significance of the judgment, it's necessary to know what it does (and doesn't) say. And it's 160 pages, so bear with me because I'll have to break this into several parts...