Apple has accused the US government has supporting monopoly. On 22 May 2012, Apple filed a legal response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit.
Apple’s response said that the case against it (Apple) and other publishers over ebook pricing “is fundamentally flawed as a matter of fact and law.”
Ars Technica points out that Apple painted itself as a savior of ebook pricing. Apple claimed that its entry into the ebook market allowed growth in the industry.
Furthermore, Apple said that the request for relief, as filed by the DOJ, was 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 features earlier statements that Apple made after the lawsuit was filed in April.