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Virtual Legality Episode 21

How a Simple Enterprise License Led to a Tech Civil War

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2y Jan 31, 2019
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In a surprising turn of events, Apple has ended the ability of tech giants Facebook and Google to side-load enterprise applications throughout their organizations, after both companies were caught using the license to distribute "research" applications to non-employees.

But does the Apple enterprise license say that Facebook and Google were in the wrong?

Or is this a case of ambiguous contract drafting resulting in a situation from which all three parties are now eager to scramble away?

#FaceBook #Apple #VirtualLegality


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Discussed in this episode:

"Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them"
TechCrunch, January 29, 2019
(https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/facebook-project-atlas/)

"Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps"
The Verge, January 30, 2019
(https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/30/18203551/apple-facebook-blocked-internal-ios-apps)

Google will stop peddling a data collector through Apple's back door
TechCrunch, January 30, 2019
(https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/googles-also-peddling-a-data-collector-through-apples-back-door/)

Apple Developer Enterprise Program License Agreement
(https://www.slideshare.net/joshsc/apple-policy-prohibits-distributing-enterprise-certificate-apps-to-nonemployees)

"The odd reason Apple killed Facebook’s and Google’s usage research apps"
VentureBeat, January 31, 2019
(https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/31/the-odd-reason-apple-killed-facebooks-and-googles-usage-research-apps/)


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

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