Unites States of America v. Apple, Inc. et al

Filing 110

BRIEF re: 108 Order on Motion to File Amicus Brief,,, 5 PAGE VERSION AMICUS BRIEF of Bob Kohn. Document filed by Bob Kohn.(Brower, Steven)

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK __________________________________________ ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, v. APPLE, INC., HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, INC., HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS, L.L.C. VERLAGSGRUPPE GEORG VON HOLTZBRINK PUBLISHERS, LLC d/b/a MACMILLAN, THE PENGUIN GROUP, A DIVISION OF PEARSON PLC, PENGUIN GROUP (USA), INC. and SIMON & SCHUSTER, INC., Defendants. Civil Action No.12-CV-2826 (DLC) BRIEF OF BOB KOHN AS AMICUS CURIAE * * Five-page version of Proposed Brief Amicus Curiae at Docket No. 97. i T ABLE OF AUTHORITIES Cases Barry Wright Corp. v. ITT Grinnell Corp., 724 F.2d 227, 231-33 (1st Cir. 1983) ...........................................3 Broadcast Music, Inc. v. CBS, 441 U.S. 1, 8-12, 21, fn 34 (1979) .......................................................... 2, 3, 5 Broadcast Music, Inc. v. Moor-Law, Inc., 527 F.Supp. 758, 763-5 (D. Del. 1981) ........................................2 CBS v. ASCAP, 337 F.Supp. 394 (S.D.N.Y. 1972) ..........................................................................................5 CBS v. ASCAP, 400 F.Supp. 737, 755-56, 760-61, 765 (S.D.N.Y. 1975) .......................................................5 CBS v. ASCAP, 562 F.2d 130, 134-40 (2d Cir. 1977)......................................................................................5 CBS v. ASCAP, 620 F.2d 930 (2d Cir. 1980), cert. denied 450 U.S. 970 (1981) ............................................5 FTC v. Indiana Fed’n of Dentists, 476 U.S. 457, 459 (1986)......................................................................2, 5 Northeastern Telephone v. AT&T, 651 F.2d 76, 87-9 (2d Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 455 U.S. 943 (1982) ..3, 4 Todd v. Exxon Corp., 275 F.3d 191, 201 (2d Cir. 2001)..................................................................................3 United States v. Keyspan Corp., 783 F. Supp.2d 633, 637 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)........................................... 1, 4, 5 Statutes Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §101, et. seq. ...........................................................................................................1 Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. §2 ..............................................................................................................................4 Tunney Act, 15 U.S.C.§16(f) ............................................................................................................................3 Rules Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing of Intellectual Property, §§2.3, 2.3.1, 3.2.1, 3.4, 4.1 (DOJ/FTC 1995)1, 2 Horizontal Merger Guidelines, §§2.2.3, 4, 12 (DOJ/FTC 2010) ....................................................................2 Articles & Treatises John Cirace, CBS v. ASCAP: An Economic Analysis of a Political Problem, 47 FORDHAM L. REV. 277, 293-94 (1978-79) ................................................................................................................................. 2, 3, 5 Philip E. Areeda & Donald F. Turner, Predatory Pricing and Related Practices Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, 88 HARV. L. REV. 697, 712 (1975)........................................................................................4 Richard S. Wirtz, Rethinking Price-Fixing, 20 INDIANA L. REV. 531, 627 (1987) .........................................4 Christopher R. Leshe, Achieving Efficiency Through Collusion: A Market Failure Defense to Horizontal Price Fixing, 81 CALIFORNIA LAW REV. 243, 267-272 (1993) ...................................................................4 Roger D. Blair & Jeffrey L. Harrison, Antitrust Policy and Monopsony, 76 CORNELL LAW REV. 297, 308 (1991) ...........................................................................................................................................................3 Court Documents & Public Comments Comments of Bob Kohn, ATC-0143 (May 30, 2012) .....................................................................................1 Complaint, 12-02826 (DLC), Docket No. 1 (April 11, 2012) .........................................................................3 Competitive Impact Statement, 12-02826 (DLC), Docket No. 5 (April 11, 2012) .........................................3 Proposed Final Judgment 12-02826 (DLC), Docket No. 4 (April 11, 2012)...................................................5 DOJ Response to Public Comments, 12-02826, Docket No. 81 (July 23, 2012) .........................................3,4 Memorandum & Proposed Brief Amicus Curiae of Bob Kohn, Docket No.97 (August 13, 2012)……..…...i ii 1 2 3 4 5 Dated: September 4, 2012 Respectfully submitted, ______________________ BOB KOHN BOB KOHN (California Bar No. 100793) 140 E. 28th St. New York, NY 10016 +1-408-602-5646 bob@bobkohn.com 6