In Apple’s eye, the U.S. government has cast its lot with monopolies. Apple’s legal response to the Department of Justice lawsuit, which the company filed May 22, claims that the case against Apple and other publishers over ebook pricing is “is fundamentally flawed as a matter of fact and law.”
As Ars Technica points out, Apple paints itself as a savior of ebook pricing, and that its entry into the ebook market allowed growth in the industry. Furthermore, Apple says that the request for relief, as filed by the Department of Justice, is not in the best interests of the public.
This relief would be doing away with the agency model pricing of ebooks and reworking Apple’s deals with the publishers involved.
The 31-page response can be found here. It echos earlier statements Apple made after the lawsuit was filed in April.