French Parliament Passes “Anti-Amazon Law” for Online Book Sales

On June 26th, French parliament members passed a law forbidding a combined 5% discount and free shipping on books. After a final unanimous vote by the senate, the Parliament adopted the so-called “Anti-Amazon Law,” that will abolish free shipping for books purchased online and shipped to France.  (Note: the 1981 Lang law established a prix unique du liver – “single book price” — allowing for a maximum discount of 5% on books under certain conditions.)

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