Markup is a Critical Step to Creating Fair Digital Marketplace
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Coalition for App Fairness Executive Director Meghan DiMuzio issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary announced that it will consider the Open App Markets Act:
“The Coalition for App Fairness applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s announcement that it will consider the Open App Markets Act. Moving this important legislation forward sends a clear and unambiguous message that monopoly control of the app ecosystem is no longer acceptable.
“The Open App Markets Act directly addresses app store providers’ anti-competitive policies that harm developers and consumers. The bill will create a more competitive app ecosystem, maximize choice for consumers, and give needed protection to app creators who are fearful of retaliation.
“As we have seen in Korea, the EU, the UK, and the Netherlands, governmental action is necessary to bring competition to the digital marketplace and gatekeepers cannot be trusted to voluntarily self-regulate. We thank Senators Blumenthal and Blackburn for their leadership on this issue and Chairman Durbin and Ranking Member Grassley for announcing this monumental bill will be moving forward.”
About the Coalition for App Fairness
The Coalition for App Fairness is an independent nonprofit organization formed to protect consumer choice, foster competition, and create a level playing field for all app and game developers globally. Originally formed by Basecamp, Blix, Blockchain.com, Deezer, Epic Games, the European Publishers Council, Match Group, News Media Europe, Prepear, Protonmail, Skydemon, Spotify, and Tile, CAF has rapidly grown from 13 to over 60 members since launching in September 2020. CAF offers membership to companies of any size — join today at appfairness.org.