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Illinois could be the first state to put limits on fees Apple, Google app stores can charge

Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel for NetChoice, a trade association that promotes free speech and free enterprise on the internet, noted in a House committee hearing Wednesday that companies such as Netflix and Spotify require their users to go directly to their company websites to sign up for services and therefore pay Apple and Google no commission fees for distributing their apps.

“Simultaneously, Match Group for example, you could actually walk down the street to CVS right now, go buy a gift card for Match and Tinder and all the services that they provide,” he said. “So the notion there’s only one form of payment doesn’t match reality.”