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Amazon's Kindle Unlimited judged illegal in France

Thursday 19 February 2015 | 17:09 CET | News
"Amazon must bring its Kindle Unlimited offer into compliance with French law," culture minister Fleur Pellerin told Le Figaro, based on a report from the book ombudsman ("mediatrice du livre"), Laurence Engel. Under French law, publishers set the sale price of their books, which cannot be done with a service offering unlimited access to over 20,000 titles for some EUR 7 a month. Writers' association La Societe des Gens de Lettres severely critised the launch of the Kindle Unlimited service and called for the government to intervene. At the time, the minister said the service "does not seem

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Amazon
Countries: France
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