Judge Denise Cote Says DOJ Cannot Regulate Apple Inc. (AAPL) App Store
Judge Denise Cote, a federal judge, said that the Justice Department cannot regulate the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store. The Justice Department has been working on controlling the App Store in their injunction against Apple.
Judge Denise Cote said that the Department of Justice cannot make Apple change their in-app purchase rules. The Justice Department was aiming to have Apple change their rules to allow in-app purchasing in competing e-book applications like the Kindle and Barnes & Noble without taking a commission.
“I want this injunction to rest as lightly as possible on how Apple runs its business…I want Apple to have the flexibility to innovate,” stated Judge Cote.