France Aims Bill at Amazon

Oct 10, 2013


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France is taking on Amazon, or at least that's what it looks like. According to GigaOm, lawmakers in France have passed an amendment that will make it illegal for booksellers to offer a 5% discount and free shipping at the same time. The very specific law, seems to be aimed squarely at Amazon-and a French retailer.

The bill still needs to pass the Senate, and signed by the president, but seems to have plenty of support. Supporters says it seeks to "limit predatory behavior."

(amazon.com)