A federal judge on Friday hit Apple with a permanent injunction for conspiring with book publishers to fix eBook prices. Reuters reports that the injunction is intended to bar Apple from further antitrust violations, and it will prevent Apple from entering into “agreements with five major U.S. publishers that would impede its ability to reduce e-book retail prices or offer price discounts.” In addition to the injunction, Judge Denise Cote reportedly ordered Apple to hire a compliance monitor who will supervise the company’s efforts to comply with her order. The final judgement will expire after five years but may be extended if necessary, and it comes after Apple was found guilty of conspiring to fix eBook prices this past July.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.