Amazon.com is challenging French competition law
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 16/01/2008 14:41
The online retailer Amazon.com said Monday that it would pay €1,000 a day in fines, rather than comply with a court ruling upholding French limits on price discounts for books.
The company decided to pay the daily fine worth $1,500 rather than eliminate its offer of free shipping on book purchases, said Xavier Garambois, director of Amazon's French subsidiary.
"We are determined to follow every avenue available to us to overturn this law," Garambois said. The company appealed the ruling Friday.