A Russian lawmaker has proposed a bill that would see all app shop deals topped at 20 percent, down from the normal 30 percent. Reuters is reporting that Fedot Tumusov, a member of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house in its parliament, has actually tabled the law. At the very same time, it would mandate that a 3rd of the app shop commission would be paid to the federal government as part of a fund to train individuals in IT.
Apple, Google, Valve and other companies that run software shops have a fairly common practice of taking a 30 percent cut from each transaction. This has actually ended up being an increasingly-contentious problem, particularly with Apple, as more developers and regulators grumble that it is unjust. Conversation about the rules, in both the United States and Europe, with strong backing from competing software business like Legendary, will continue to rumble.