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Is Epic...Beating Apple? On Australian Lawsuits, Fee Cuts, and More (VL355)

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8m Nov 18, 2020
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As the wheels of justice grind slowly towards a court clash in May 2021, both Epic and Apple are making big moves, outside the courts...and within them.

Where does the US lawsuit currently stand?

Where has Epic initiated another suit?

What responses has Apple undertaken in the midst of all this litigation and threatened regulation?

And why will those responses benefit just about everyone...except Epic?

Winning the lawsuit may not be the endgame...in Virtual Legality.

#Epic #Apple #Lawsuit


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Discussed in this episode:

"An Antitrust Epic"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-lb7ReoUqL5_dTcM8ngmfV

"Apple Sues Back! "Epic Undertook its Conduct with Malice and Fraud" (VL310)"
YouTube Video - September 8, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/aRCZGm9D-zs

Apple's Answer and Countersuit
Epic v Apple - September 8, 2020 Filing
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17442392/66/epic-games-inc-v-apple-inc/

"Court throws out tort-based part of Apple's counterclaims against Epic Games"
Foss Patents - November 11, 2020
http://www.fosspatents.com/2020/11/court-throws-out-tort-based-part-of.html

"Epic Games brings its Fortnite fight with Apple to Australia"
The Register - November 18, 2020 - Simon Sharwood
https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/18/epic_vs_apple_in_australia/

"Concise Statement"
Epic vs Apple (AU)
https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/epic-v-apple---concise-statement---stamped-version-548380-2030130769-488-v0-1-561345155.pdf

Competition and Consumer Act 2010
Australia
https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2011C00003

"Apple announces App Store Small Business Program"
Press Release - November 18, 2020 - Apple
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/11/apple-announces-app-store-small-business-program/?afid=p239|10078&cid=aos-us-aff-ir

"New Revenue Share Tiers and other updates to the Steam Distribution Agreement"
Steam Blog Post - November 30, 2018
https://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamworks/announcements/detail/1697191267930157838


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