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Amazon, Apple stop audiobooks exclusivity after German probe

Friday 20 January 2017 | 09:48 CET | News
The German Federal Cartel Office has suspended its administrative proceedings against Amazon subsidiary Audible and Apple platform iTunes over a long-term audiobook agreement. The Cartel Office and the EU Commission had received complaints regarding contract clauses under which iTunes could only source audio books through Audible and Audible was prevented from supplying its products to any digital platform but iTunes. After the European authorities launched actions, Apple and Amazon agreed to abandon these clauses as of January 2017. Federal Cartel Office president Andreas Mundt announced the

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Companies: Amazon / Apple
Countries: Germany
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