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FEP joins EIBF to ask for a more ambitious Digital Markets Act (‘DMA’)

FEP joins EIBF to ask for a more ambitious Digital Markets Act (‘DMA’)

FEP has partnered with EIBF The European and International Booksellers’ Federation for the Digital Markets Act (‘DMA’) proposal for it to truly benefit the book sector.

We call for:

• Clarification of the scope to cover retailing activities: The parallel retailing activity of gatekeepers should also be covered by the DMA to ensure that the regulation fulfils its ambitions.
• Broader interoperability requirements: An ambitious definition and scope for interoperability is needed, which should build on existing definition in the EU Directive on contracts for supply of digital content.
• Further clarifications to ensure future proofness: We call for stricter obligations for gatekeepers on most-favoured-nation clauses and contractual obligations with third-party sellers; clear information on the jurisdiction of specific courts and future flexibility on the DMA’s review clause, keeping the rise of ‘smaller’ regional gatekeepers in mind.

Discover our full joint statement here :

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Publishers and booksellers partner for a more ambitious digital markets act