Austrian minimum book price to apply to e-books, web sales

Friday 24 October 2014 | 14:34 CET | News
Print books sold online in Austria and electronic books will be subject to the set price law (BuchPrG) from 01 December, according to Austrian newspaper Der Standard's web edition. The law charges publishers and book importers with setting a floor for the price of books. From December, this law will apply in Austria for books sent from overseas, too.

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Categories: Internet
Countries: Austria
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Has free become a crime? What about free ebooks from new authors intent on attracting an audience? Sigh, yet another reason why much of Europe seems to be circling the drain. Below replacement birth rates, immigrants that are hostile to the societies in which they live, high-but-hidden value-added taxes. meddlesome EU regulations and, in this case, excessive protection for troubled or dying industries. It's sad.
Michael W. Perry @ 27/10/2014 - 14:50

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