senate Bill S4822

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits certain exclusivity policies imposed by digital application distribution platforms on digital application developers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee


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Feb 12, 2021 referred to internet and technology

S4822 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6526
Current Committee:
Senate Internet And Technology
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 45 §§1500 & 1501, Gen Bus L

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

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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