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Virtual Legality Episode 296

Epic Fires Back At Apple: "Unlawful Flexing of Monopoly Power"

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11m Aug 23, 2020
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Epic has asked the Court to have Fortnite put back on iOS and to prevent Apple from terminating its developer relationship with the Company. Apple has (naturally) opposed the request, reserving its right to end its working relationship with Epic.

Now, Epic has responded with a tale of contracts, contract rights, account holders, and termination clauses convoluted enough to do any corporate attorney proud.

Some strong stuff from Epic here, but will it ultimately matter?

Multiple contracts, contract types, rights, and rightsholders. We're having fun now...in Virtual Legality.

#Epic #Apple #Lawsuit


Discussed in this episode:

"Epic vs Everyone: The Fortnite Antitrust Lawsuits"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-lb7ReoUqL5_dTcM8ngmfV

Epic Games, Inc. v Apple Inc.
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/epic-v-apple-8-17-20-768927327.pdf

Epic Games, Inc. v Apple Inc.
Epic's Reply Memorandum (August 24, 2020)
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.43.0.pdf

"Unreal! Microsoft Joins Epic's Fight Against Apple (VL295)"
YouTube Video - August 23, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/-jXJjllz00I

"Xcode and Apple SDKs Agreement"
Updated August 7, 2019
https://www.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/xcode.pdf

Epic Games, Inc. v Apple Inc.
Schiller Declaration (in support of Apple)
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.37.0_1.pdf

Epic Games, Inc. v Apple Inc.
Apple's Motion in Opposition to Temporary Restraining Order
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.36.0_2.pdf


"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).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
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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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