Call for fixed ebook prices in France
May 5, 2010 | 9:24 am
By Paul Biba
Print book prices are already fixed in France under the Lang Law, and now Serge Eyrolles for the Syndicat National de l’Edition (SNE), Benoît Bougerol for the Syndicat de la Librairie Française (SLF) and Laurent Fiscal for the Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels (SDLC) have asked that a new law should cover ebooks when their content is identical to the print edition. The letter said that other ebooks could be covered by an agency arrangement.
Evidently officials at the Culture Ministry’s new media and cultural industries division, along with French President Sarkozy, consider the matter urgent.