France sues Apple over developer contracts tied to app store


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France is suing Apple over allegedly abusive contractual terms imposed on developers and startups that seek to sell their apps on the tech giant's App Store, a spokesperson for the finance ministry's consumer fraud watchdog told Reuters.


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The lawsuit comes after a three-year probe by the DGCCRF watchdog, which comes under the remit of Finance Minister  Bruno Le Maire , who ordered the investigation. France's leading startup lobby France Digitale has joined the case, according to a court document seen by Reuters.

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