France is suing Google and Apple over ‘abusive’ developer contracts

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced Wednesday that the government plans to sue Google and Apple over the "abusive" contractual terms imposed on developers through app stores. Le Maire told a radio station that he learned Apple and Google unilaterally impose price changes and contractual modifications on developers in the Google Play Store and App Store, which he views as unfair.

"I believe in an economy based on justice and I will take Google and Apple before the Paris Commercial Court for abusive business practices” Le Maire said, according to Reuters. “As powerful as they are, Google and Apple should not be able to treat our startups and our developers the way they currently do.”

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