Amazon, Google, Wall Street Journal Move to Modify Applications on Apple App Store

Moves by Amazon, Google, and the Wall Street Journal today to modify their applications on the Apple App Store suggest that Apple is taking steps to enforce its new royalty policies on companies selling on its App Store.

In my recent posting to the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog, I report on this new move and what it should signal to all companies--even the start-ups and sole proprietorships--selling on the App Store.

The bottom line: if you are distributing an application on the Apple App Store which links to a website where you offer additional products for sale, you should definitely take note of today's news and anticipate what it will mean for your business. Clearly, large companies doing business on the Apple App Store are concerned about the impact that these new policies are going to have on their profits. If they are concerned, you should be too.

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