D.C. Attorney General Files Antitrust Suit Against Amazon

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Deb. C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit today against Amazon . com alleging that the online store giant has violated the particular District of Columbia Antitrust Act. The complaint accuses Amazon of stifling competition by imposing contractual clauses that prevent third-party sellers from offering decrease prices outside of the Amazon system. The lawsuit explains that the agreements ultimately result in higher prices for customers and less innovation. “ Amazon wins because it handles pricing across the online store sales market, putting by itself at an advantage over everybody else, ” Racine told reporters. “ These restrictions permit Amazon to build and maintain monopoly power. ” In Feb, EPIC filed a complaint with the D. D. Attorney General alleging that Amazon unlawfully uses darkish patterns to control consumers when they attempt to cancel their Amazon Perfect subscriptions. These dark styles enable Amazon to continue gathering subscription fees and support the personal data of misdirected subscribers. EPIC also authorized onto a recent coalition letter calling for the Federal government Trade Commission to investigate Amazon’ s use of dark styles in the Prime cancellation procedure. EPIC has long argued that anticompetitive methods and market consolidation within the technology sector pose the threat to privacy legal rights.

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