The French Government has announced that it is planning to take both Apple and Google to court. The government is accusing both companies of using “abusive commercial practices,”.
The French Finance Minister Bruno La Maire is accusing both companies of taking advantage of French developers with contracts that they claim are unfair for their app store and also for unfair pricing.
I learned that when developers develop their applications, and sell to Google and Apple, their prices are imposed, Google and Apple take all their data, Google and Apple can unilaterally rewrite their contracts,” Le Maire said on RTL radio. “All that is unacceptable and it’s not the economy that we want. They can’t treat our startups and developers the way they do.”
It will be interesting to see what conclusions France comes to as whatever the outcome is, this could also affect both Samsung and Google in other European countries.
Source Bloomberg, Apple Insider
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