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The trade organization representing news organizations including the New York Times, The Washington Post and The Associated Press are joining the fight against Apple's App Store terms.
"Nearly all of DCN's [Digital Content Next's] members offer apps in the Apple App Store and, as noted above, many offer subscription-based access to a wide variety of content," wrote Jason Kint, the CEO of Digital Content Next, which routinely rails against the Big Tech firms over their treatment of news publishers. "The terms of Apple's unique marketplace greatly impact the ability to continue to invest in high-quality, trusted news and entertainment particularly in competition with other larger firms."
Emily Birnbaum ( @birnbaum_e) is a tech policy reporter with Protocol. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy and politics. Previously, she worked as a tech policy reporter with The Hill after spending several months as a breaking news reporter. She is a Bethesda, Maryland native and proud Kenyon College alumna.