In the latest on Apple’s move toward requiring in-app sales for media that can also be bought out-of-app, the BBC reports that the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) has issued a statement expressing its concern over the company’s plans. It notes some publishers have been banned from offering free electronic versions to print subscribers, and also brings up the familiar issue of publishers losing access to valuable demographic information that Apple refuses to pass on.

Even though Apple has insisted it just wants parity—if people can subscribe or buy outside the app, they should be able to subscribe or buy inside it too—critics note that most people are likely to go the in-app route, which gives Apple a 30% cut of all fees, because of its relative ease.

Meanwhile, Belgium’s economy minister has called for an official investigation into Apple’s practices.


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