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Media: Class action lawsuit against Amazon Prime: 18,500 lawsuits registered

Media: Class action lawsuit against Amazon Prime: 18,500 lawsuits registered

In future, no advertising when streaming or you can continue to stream ad-free for just under three euros more per month – the consumer advice center is complaining about this change.

Thousands of households are taking part in the class action lawsuit against Amazon in Germany because of the streaming service Prime Video. So far, 18,534 consumers have registered in the lawsuit register, the Saxony Consumer Advice Center announced on Friday. The lawsuit register was opened on May 23. Anyone who had an Amazon Prime subscription before February 5 and paid for it can join the lawsuit.

The streaming provider had given its customers the choice of seeing advertising when streaming in the future or continuing to stream ad-free for just under three euros more per month. According to the Saxony Consumer Advice Center, such changes are only possible with the active consent of customers and had filed a class action lawsuit. “Companies like Amazon are not untouchable. Even if the fight against such an influential provider consumes a lot of resources: We are tackling it and taking a clear stance against such misconduct,” explained Andreas Eichhorst, board member of the Saxony Consumer Advice Center.

Registration in the complaint register is possible at the Federal Office of Justice. The Saxony Consumer Advice Center also offers support. Amazon had already rejected the allegations at the beginning of the year and stated that it had fulfilled all legal obligations.

Source: Stern

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