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Virtual Legality Episode 455

EPIC v APPLE: The Story So Far

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3m Apr 29, 2021
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With the technology scene's biggest antitrust litigation in 30 years set to kick off next week, what better time is there to find out what all the noise is about?

Epic v Apple - Two huge companies, easy to both love and hate, fighting over unfathomable amounts of money, with an entire industry watching.

It's the dawn of the final day...in Virtual Legality.

#Epic #Apple #Lawsuit


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Discussed in this episode:
"An Antitrust Epic"
YouTube Playlist - April 13, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-lb7ReoUqL5_dTcM8ngmfV

"THE FORTNITE MEGA DROP - PERMANENT DISCOUNTS UP TO 20%"
Updated September 10, 2020
https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/the-fortnite-mega-drop-permanent-discounts-up-to-20-percent

"It Was A Trap!!! A Lawyer Discusses Epic vs Apple (Fortnite Lawsuit) (VL286)"
YouTube Video - August 13, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/y04zz5g1_08

Epic Games, Inc. v Apple Inc.
Filed August 13, 2020 (US N.D. Cal)
https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/apple-complaint-734589783.pdf

"Epic v Apple: "Fortnite Out, Unreal In!" Reading Between the Lines (VL297)"
YouTube Video - August 25, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/7Ag-gBBeQnc

"ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER"
Epic v Apple (August 24, 2020)
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.48.0.pdf

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

"Leading App Developers Form The Coalition for App Fairness to Promote Competition and Protect Innovation on Digital Platforms"
Coalition for App Fairness Release
https://appfairness.org/app-developers-coalition-for-app-fairness-competition-innovation/

"30% “App Tax” on Creators and Consumers"
Coalition for App Fairness Website
https://appfairness.org/issues/30-app-tax/

"Legislation: Drafted and Paid For By Epic Games (VL417)"
YouTube Video - February 15, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/ImcxvWV9L4Y

"Injunction Disjunction: Epic Loss for Fortnite/Epic Win for Unreal! (VL336)"
YouTube Video - October 10, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/2EE9HvQ7z14

Epic v Apple Preliminary Injunction Order
October 9, 2020
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.118.0.pdf

"Judge in Apple v. Epic Games Case Wants In-Person Trial Starting on May 3"
MacRumors - March 1, 2021
https://www.macrumors.com/2021/03/01/epic-vs-apple-in-person-trial-may-3/

"Microsoft shakes up PC gaming by reducing Windows store cut to just 12 percent"
The Verge - April 29, 2021
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/29/22409285/microsoft-store-cut-windows-pc-games-12-percent

"Fortnite isn’t on Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service because Epic won’t allow it"
The Verge - April 28, 2021
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/28/22407849/fortnite-xbox-cloud-gaming-xcloud-epic-games-block


"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).

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
00:58 Epic Makes Its Move
02:57 An Epic Lawsuit
14:52 Early Rulings (TRO; Countersuit)
17:50 Political Action (CAF)
20:02 Injunction Junction
24:35 NEW - Microsoft Makes an Epic Move
29:32 NEW - Epic Keeps Fortnite off xCloud
31:26 Conclusion

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