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The French government is at it again: two months after thwarting Yahoo's attempt to acquire...

The French government is at it again: two months after thwarting Yahoo's attempt to acquire video site Dailymotion, the Hollande administration plans to introduce a law banning Amazon (AMZN) from simultaneously offering discounts and free delivery on book sales in the country, arguing it amounts to unfair competition for local booksellers. Like other European countries, France already prohibits booksellers from discounting a title by more than 5% from its list price.
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  • youngman442002
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    Government price fixing....this is why the French are so well read....lol....just cigs and lattes.....
    21 Jun 2013, 09:39 AM Reply Like
  • Chuck
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    An attempt to keep their bookstores alive... what next?
    Price fixing for croissants?
    Sac le bleu !!!
    21 Jun 2013, 09:43 AM Reply Like
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