The EU Commission sends a statement of objections to a big tech company regarding its store rules for music streaming providers (Apple)

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Apple on App Store rules for music streaming providers* The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store. The Commission takes issue with the mandatory use of Apple's own in-app purchase mechanism imposed on music streaming app developers to distribute their apps via Apple's App Store. The Commission is also concerned that Apple applies certain restrictions on app developers preventing them from informing iPhone and iPad users of alternative, cheaper purchasing possibilities. The Statement of Objections concerns the application of these rules to all

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European Commission, The EU Commission sends a statement of objections to a big tech company regarding its store rules for music streaming providers (Apple), 30 April 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 100732

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