Pellerin questions lawfulness of subscription model

Pellerin questions lawfulness of subscription model

French culture minister Fleur Pellerin has asked the book mediator for a opinion on whether Kindle Unlimited and other subscriptions for unlimited access to e-books infringes the law in France.

Legislation adopted in 2011 extended to digital versions the 1981 Lang law allowing publishers to set retail prices for print books, and it seems Amazon’s latest offer “does not comply with (this) law,” Pellerin said in a statement yesterday (22nd December). She has asked the mediator Laurence Engel, who was appointed in September, to submit her opinion on the question after consulting publishers an...

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