Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Anti-Defamation League's "Never is Now" summit in New York City, December 3, 2018

Brendan McDermid | Reuters

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Anti-Defamation League’s “Never is Now” summit in New York City, December 3, 2018

Apple refuted Spotify‘s complaints that its App Store creates unfair competition, saying the music streaming company’s goal is to “make more money off others’ work.”

Spotify filed a complaint with the European Commission earlier this week, claiming the App Store deprives consumers of choice and imposes unfair fees on competitors, giving its Apple Music service an advantage over rivals.

In statement published Thursday, Apple said Spotify is seeking all the benefits of a free app, without being free.

“Spotify wouldn’t be the business they are today without the App Store ecosystem, but now they’re leveraging their scale to avoid contributing to maintaining that ecosystem for the next generation of app entrepreneurs. We think that’s wrong,” Apple said in the statement.

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