Does the end just the means? That is the question in the anti-competitive suit brought on by the Department of Justice against Apple and two book publishers. As far as I am concerned, that is the legal issue here. Today, the DOJ sued Apple, Macmillan, and Penguin while Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster backed down and settled with the government. At issue is whether the seemingly anti-competitive actions by Apple and the publishers to allow the publishers to impose their own prices on ebooks good for the consumer.
More at Clouding Around.