French subscription providers forced to scrap unlimited offer

French subscription providers forced to scrap unlimited offer

Amazon and a further five French e-book subscription service providers have all agreed to scrap their current unlimited e-book offer in order to comply with the 1981 fixed book price Lang Law that was extended to digital in 2011.

Two subscription companies have already taken steps to adopt one of three possible mechanisms to restore the price prerogative to publishers, while the other four have to the end of the year to follow suit.

The three mechanisms in question are for the subscription service providers to acquire e-books rights themselves, or to create a pay-as-you-go credit system b...

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