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France sues Apple over developer contracts tied to App Store

The lawsuit comes after a three-year probe by the DGCCRF watchdog against Apple.

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France is suing Apple over allegedly abusive contractual terms imposed on developers and startups that seek to sell their apps on the tech giant's App Store, a spokesperson for the finance ministry's consumer fraud watchdog told Reuters.

France's leading startup lobby France Digitale has joined the case, according to a court document seen by Reuters.

The case will be heard at Paris' commercial court on Sept. 17, a spokesperson for the court said.

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A spokesperson for Apple had no immediate comment. 

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