South Korea Passes Bill Banning Apple & Google

South Korea passes bill to limit Google and Apple’s payment systems

South Korea’s National Assembly approved the passage of its “Anti-Google law”. The legislation, dubbed after Google but with a broader scope, will bar Alphabet company and Apple from compelling developers to adopt their in-app billing systems when developing apps for their two market-dominating app stores.

Apple and Google’s policies usually require developers to pay the tech giants a commission as high as 30% of every transaction.

  • It means that developers will be able to avoid paying commissions to Google and Apple by directing users to pay via alternate platforms.
  • This is the first time a government has stepped in to stop Google and Apple from imposing their payment rails on in-app purchases
  • According to the latest bill, which was adopted this week, by pushing customers to purchase via alternate channels, developers would be able to avoid paying commissions to big app stores operators like Google and Apple.

What is the Anti-Google law?

  • South Korean assembly passed an amendment to the country’s Telecommunications Business Act.
  • This stops firms like Google and Apple from forcing developers to use their built-in- payment system for selling subscriptions and other digital items through play store and Appstore.
  • It also prevents app marketers from unfairly delaying the review of mobile content or deleting such content from their markets.
  • Google and Apple charge developers a fee for selling in-app items, like subscriptions, through their app stores. Many developers including billion-dollar startups have approached the government to intervene and stop this practice.

Have Google and Apple tried to solve this issue?

  • Both firms had announced small business programs, lowering the fees to 15% for developers, who earn less than $1 million off their stores. Last week, Apple announced a $100 Million small developer assistance fund as part of a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit.
  • The firm also said it would allow developers to use data obtained from their apps to inform customers about other payment methods. Unlike Apple, Google also allows users to install apps that aren’t on the play store and install other app stores on Android phones.

What do Google and Apple say about the law?

A Google spokesperson said its service fee “helps keep Android free, giving developers the tools and global platform to access billions of consumers around the world”. “We’ll reflect on how to comply with this law while maintaining a model that supports a high-quality operating system and app store, and we will share more in the coming weeks,

Apple spoke person said the law would put users at risk of fraud and “undermine their privacy protection”.

Most importantly, Apple claimed that 482,000, registered developers in South Korea will have “fewer opportunities”.

Share this article
0
Share
Shareable URL
Prev Post

Internet क्या है और यह कैसे काम करता है?

Next Post

iPhone 13 to support LEO satellite communication and How it will work?

Comments 56
  1. I am incapable of reading articles online very often, but I’m happy I did today. It is very well written, and your points are well-expressed. I request you warmly, please, don’t ever stop writing.

  2. Wow, marvelous weblog format! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you make blogging look easy. The entire look of your web site is excellent, let alone the content material!

  3. Keep up the good work; I read few posts on this website, including I consider that your blog is fascinating and has sets of the fantastic piece of information. Thanks for your valuable efforts.

  4. Thanks for your publication on the traveling industry. We would also like contribute that if you are a senior taking into account traveling, its absolutely crucial that you buy travel cover for seniors. When traveling, retirees are at biggest risk of experiencing a health-related emergency. Getting the right insurance policy package in your age group can protect your health and give you peace of mind.

  5. I have been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It抯 pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  6. Very good blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused.

  7. Good post. I learn something tougher on different blogs everyday. It will at all times be stimulating to read content material from different writers and follow a little something from their store. I抎 want to make use of some with the content on my blog whether you don抰 mind. Natually I抣l offer you a hyperlink on your net blog. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I抦 not sure where you are getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this information for my mission.

  9. I am curious to find out what blog platform you have been using? I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest blog and I would like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?

  10. Appreciating the hard work you put into your blog and detailed information you provide. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material. Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  11. Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way to much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

  12. I and my friends were found to be checking out the good guides on your site and suddenly came up with a terrible feeling I had not thanked the web blog owner for them. Those ladies happened to be very interested to see them and have now undoubtedly been tapping into these things. Many thanks for being indeed thoughtful as well as for choosing variety of very good themes millions of individuals are really eager to be aware of. My very own honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read next

What is e-RUPI and how does it work ? What are its benefits?

e-RUPI एक प्रीपेड ई-वाउचर है। ई-रूपी एक कैशलेस और कोन्टक्टलेस डिजिटल पेमेंट्स सिस्टम मीडियम है। यह एक क्यूआर कोड…
What is e-RUPI ?

Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Outage

करीब छह घंटों तक Facebook, वॉट्सऐप और इंस्‍टाग्राम डाउन रहे। डाउनडिटेक्‍टर के अनुसार, यह फेसबुक के इतिहास का…
Facebook. Instagram And WhatsApp Outage