Tag: European Commission

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EU: Apple is in breach of competition law; could be fined up to $27 billion

April 30, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

It’s going to be a busy morning for Apple’s lawyers. The European Commission has concluded that the Cupertino tech giant has “distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming […]

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Apple faces another EU antitrust complaint as App Store pressure grows

June 16, 2020

Via: The Verge

Apple is facing yet another European antitrust complaint, after Rakuten’s Kobo subsidiary complained to the European Commission about Apple’s 30 percent cut on ebooks in the App Store. The Financial Times reports that Rakuten filed the complaint in March, alleging […]

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Apple’s defense of iPhone Lightning fails: Standard charger law due by summer 2020

January 31, 2020

Via: ZDnet

European Members of Parliament (MEPs) have voted overwhelmingly in favor of pressuring the European Commission (EC) to beef-up rules on common mobile chargers by July 2020. MEPs yesterday approved the common mobile charger resolution with 582 votes in favor and […]

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Apple and others ask Europe to stop patent trolls ‘stifling innovation’

January 16, 2020

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple and 34 other multinationals have urged Europe to stop patent trolls from effectively blackmailing companies into licensing their claimed technology. Patent assertion agencies threaten to ask courts for import bans on products found to infringe patents, making it risky […]