A Preliminary Injunction Order has finally been issued in "Epic vs Apple"! While the topline order will look familiar to those following the case most closely, there is a lot to be gleaned from a thorough breakdown of the court's reasoning.
Where did Epic succeed? Where did it falter? And what information is the Court looking for in the future from both Epic and Apple?
It's a big day! So let's dive in.
"The Court concludes that reasonable minds differ"...in Virtual Legality.
#Epic #Apple #Injunction
Discussed in this episode:
Epic v Apple Preliminary Injunction Order
October 9, 2020
An Antitrust Epic
YouTube Playlist – Hoeg Law
"Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets"
US House Antitrust Subcommittee Majority Staff Report
October 6, 2020
"10 app store principles to promote choice, fairness and innovation"
Microsoft Blog - October 8, 2020
“Epic's Final Push: "Half-truths and Outright Falsities" (VL321)”
YouTube Video – September 22, 2020 – Hoeg Law
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|12:23||Standard for Injunctions (Serious Questions)|
|13:40||Could Epic Win on the Merits?|
|25:55||What is the Relevant Market?|
|32:42||Epic's Theory Would Affect ALL Walled Gardens|
|38:00||Is Distribution and IAP Illegally Tied?|
|50:38||Harms - Irreparable and Self-Inflicted|
|1:08:57||Injunction and Conclusion|
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