|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 12, 2021||referred to internet and technology|
senate Bill S4822
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4822 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4822 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits digital application distribution platforms from requiring digital application developers to exclusively make their product available on such platform, or from requiring such developer to exclusively use such platform's digital payment system on such developer's digital application.
S4822 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4822 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting certain exclusivity policies imposed by digital application distribution platforms on digital application developers PURPOSE: Prohibits the owners of digital application distribution platforms from imposing certain exclusivity policies on digital application developers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Sets forth applicable definitions for "digital application," "developer," "digital application distribution platform," "Special-pur- pose digital application distribution platform," and "digital payment application."
S4822 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4822 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 12, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting certain exclusivity policies imposed by digital application distrib- ution platforms on digital application developers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 45 to read as follows: ARTICLE 45 DIGITAL APPLICATIONS SECTION 1500. DEFINITIONS. 1501. DIGITAL APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PLATFORMS. § 1500. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "DIGITAL APPLICATION" MEANS ANY APPLICATION SOFTWARE PROGRAM OR GROUP OF PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO BE DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO A COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE, TABLET, OR OTHER SIMILAR DEVICE BY AN END-USER. 2. "DEVELOPER" MEANS THE CREATOR OF A DIGITAL APPLICATION MADE AVAIL- ABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BY END-USERS THROUGH A DIGITAL APPLICATION DISTRIB- UTION PLATFORM OR OTHER DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM. 3. "DIGITAL APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM" MEANS A DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM FOR APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO A USER ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A SMARTPHONE, TABLET, COMPUTER, OR OTHER SIMILAR DEVICE. 4. "SPECIAL-PURPOSE DIGITAL APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM" MEANS A DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM FOR SINGLE OR SPECIALIZED CATEGORIES OF DIGITAL APPLICATIONS, SOFTWARE, AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO AN END-USER ON SPECIAL-PURPOSE HARDWARE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A GAMING CONSOLE, MUSIC PLAYER, OR OTHER SIMILAR SPECIAL-PURPOSE DEVICE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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