Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook accused of monopoly by the US Congress

Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook accused of monopoly by the US Congress
Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook did not come out well at all from a new report published by the United States House of Representatives, or one of the two branches of the US Congress, which accused the four giants of regularly practicing unfair practices that point to monopoly.

The 449-page document was drawn up after a long study on the issue and is particularly interesting as regards possible repercussions in the video game market, especially in the part where we talk about Apple, mentioning the famous 30% retained by the company on transactions in the App Store as a demonstration of the monopoly practice.

The report at the moment is only indicative to raise the problem from a political point of view, therefore it has no legal value or legislative implications for the moment and it does not presuppose any specific action, but it is probable that the matter can be taken up in this forum for scardi narate some position currently considered standard.

In particular, it will be curious to see how the document can take on value within the famous lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games, given that Congress at the moment seems to agree with the Fortnite house , judging Apple's position as an exercise of monopoly over the products of the App Store to be incorrect.

However, the question is complex: whether Apple's monopoly on the App Store was recognized, with the need to reform its regulation , the same fate could also befall Sony for the PlayStation Store, Microsoft for the Xbox Store and Nintendo for the Nintendo eShop, since they all work practically the same way, with the percentage of 30% retained by the producers.

However, it could be difficult to demonstrate the monopoly position within such specific sectors of the market, but in any case it is interesting to note how politics is moving on these aspects, also considering how the House of Representatives at moment is under democratic leadership as opposed to the US government which is republican, which can complicate even more the process of a possible legislative initiative on this aspect.


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