These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-K filed Dec 19, 2003.
The economy of the United States, and of most nations in which Apple does business, is based on the principle that competition and profit will produce high-quality goods at fair prices. To ensure that this principle is allowed to thrive in the marketplace, most countries have laws prohibiting certain business practices that could inhibit the competitive process. Apple supports these laws not only because they are the law, but also because we believe in the free market and the idea that healthy competition is essential to our long-term success. Apple employees should keep these thoughts in mind while performing their jobs, because the penalties for violations can be very seriousboth to Apple and to the individual.
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