The EU Commission accepts remedies proposed by an electronic commerce company in the e-books case (Amazon)

Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments from Amazon on e-books* The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding the commitments offered by Amazon. The commitments address the Commission's preliminary competition concerns relating to a number of clauses in Amazon's distribution agreements with e-book publishers in Europe. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "Today's decision will open the way for publishers and competitors to develop innovative services for e-books, increasing choice and competition to the benefit of European consumers. Amazon used certain clauses in its agreements with publishers, which may have made it more difficult for other e-book platforms to innovate and compete effectively with Amazon. We want

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European Commission, The EU Commission accepts remedies proposed by an electronic commerce company in the e-books case (Amazon), 4 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84195

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