South Korea passed a law that allows mobile phone users to pay software developers directly for their apps, undercutting a lucrative commission business for Apple and Google, the Financial Times reported.
It makes the nation the first country in the world to pass such a law, dubbed the ”anti-Google bill,” the story said. The law bans Google, Apple and other app store operators from forcing users to pay for apps with their own in-app purchasing systems, the FT said. South Korea’s national assembly passed the bill and it will become law once signed by President Moon Jae-in, the report added.
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