Apple says Google isn't doing enough to comply with the app store law

Apple says Google isn't doing enough to comply with the app store law ...

"Arizona's major developer group says it is not doing enough to comply with South Korea's law, which rules restricts developers whose app developers to only use their proprietary payment systems." "As opposed to the use of existing apps in public as far as the industry can, the Apple Inc. and Alphabets are not doing enough to comply with the south Korean laws.

Korea, the first country to impose legislation curbing tech companies' payment policies, will release the initial details of what it takes to comply with the law on Wednesday, a Korean official said.

South Korea amended the Telecommunication Business Act in August to curb the tech giant's market dominance and stop the big app stores paying commissions on in-app purchases.

The state has passed an enforcement ordinance, but since the law went into force in September, some details of what would constitute compliance would be passed by the KCC, in terms of the application of the applicable law.

Apple told the South Korean government that it's already complying, and that it wouldn't have changed its app store policy, while Google said it was going to allow third-party payment systems in Korea, but only to reduce its service fees charge by 4 percentage points when users choose an alternative billing system.

The tech companies charge developers for 30% of their sales through in-app transactions.

"To be honest, we're not satisfied," says the lawmaker Jo Seoung-lae who led the amendment.

"Excessive fees hinder developers' chances for innovation... parliament should have good-bye on the government's drafting detailed regulations to make sure there's accountability," Jo said.

Apple and Google didn't immediately respond to comment requests.

Kim Hyun told a conference on app ecosystem fairness on Tuesday that the KCC is drafting final regulatory details to be carried out by a parliamentary committee on Wednesday before it will be submitted in March in the act of a parliamentary meeting on app ecosystem fairness.

This is the first legislation on the planet, allowing you to transform the market from a duopoly to Apple and Google," said Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, a Reuters spokesperson.

However, there is no clear way for the enforcer to enforce the rules or what penalties do not apply if the rules are breached.

A court-to-pear draft of the enforcement ordinance approved by Reuters exposes a fine of up to 2% of revenue to an infraction of the law by app market operators.

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