CMA calls for fair digital content licensing agreements

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called for suppliers of digital content to ensure their licensing agreements with consumers are fair, even if consumers are not eligible for statutory protection under the Consumer Rights Bill, coming in effect later this year.

According to the article: "However, those rights would only apply if consumers have either paid for digital content with money, whether directly or not, or if digital content supplied for free causes damage to their device or other digital content.

"In its draft guidance, however, the CMA clarified that businesses licensing digital content to consumers must ensure those contracts are fair even if the consumers are not eligible for other rights under the new consumer protection framework."

Source: Out-Law