On March 1, 2007, the French Conseil de la Concurrence (Competition Council) imposed a fine of €800,000 on Sony Computer Entertainment France (Sony) for allegedly fixing the resale price of its console games and accessories. The Competition Council did not accept Sony's arguments that it had imposed lawful maximum prices under EC and French competition law. The Council noted that, in practice, the distributors did not depart from the price. The relatively low fine seems to take account of the fact that a limited number of games consoles were sold under the alleged resale price fixing 'scheme'. No fines were imposed on Sony's distributors.
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