Saturday, September 25

South Korea passes an unprecedented anti-Google law | Digital Trends Spanish

In South Korea, parliament has passed a law that neither Google nor Apple will like: both companies will not be able to force developers to use their app stores and, therefore, their payment systems and fees.

This law was approved with 180 votes in favor, out of a total of 188. And in practice, it means that in the future both Google and Apple and application developers will have to reformulate their relationship. Since, by law, developers could well distribute apps for Android or iOS without the obligation to go through the Play Store or the App Store.

Precisely, for those who create applications, this resolution of the South Korean parliament has been well received, since in the future it will allow them to avoid – at least in the Asian country – the 30 percent commission that they currently pay.

“We hope that the approval of this law will ensure the rights of creators and developers, also creating a fairer system, in which users can enjoy very diverse content at lower prices,” according to the organization Korea Internet Corporation Association.

Instead, this law hits Google and Apple directly, who will have to abide by the rules. In a statement delivered to Reuters, Google indicated that it is already evaluating the next step and that they will provide more information in the coming weeks.

What happened in South Korea is relevant globally, since the media lawsuit of Epic Games against Google and Apple appeals to the same thing that the Korean parliament voted in favor: to be able to launch applications on iOS or Android without going through the stores of each operating system and, likewise, save the commission that must be paid.

That was exactly what Epic Games did with Fortnite, bypassing all Apple rules by using its own installer, which ended with the game disappeared from iOS platforms.

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