The State Duma wants to reduce the App Store commission to 20% and allow third-party app stores

The first deputy head of the Just Russia faction Fedot Tumusov submitted to the State Duma a bill on mobile application stores.

According to the document, the owner of the operating system should not restrict or prohibit the installation of a third-party marketplace on it.

This problem is being discussed not only in Russia, but also in other countries, and it is necessary to fight for its solution. The emergence of such a rule would make it possible to reflect the position of Russia in our jurisdiction.

– Fedot Tumusov

In addition, the deputy proposed to limit the maximum commission in app stores to twenty percent of the price excluding VAT. This applies to both sales of programs and content within them.

Alexander Zhuravlev, chairman of the commission on legal regulation of the digital economy of the Moscow branch of the Russian Bar Association, believes that Tumusov’s initiative contradicts the Civil Code, which provides for freedom of contract for business entities.

Director of the Association of Professional Users of Social Networks and Messengers Vladimir Zykov noted that the project has a number of gaps: for example, the choice of the 20% commission is not explained, the administrative body is not indicated, and the responsibility for failure to comply with the requirements is not indicated. [Коммерсантъ]

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