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Virtual Legality Episode 468

Epic v Apple: The 'Relevant Market' is...Economists (Day 7) (VL468)

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2m May 12, 2021
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"Epic vs Apple" has finally arrived and as Tim Sweeney now famously said we're in for some "fireworks"!

On day seven we find ourselves deep in the mire of economics "expertise", but with what little clarity is provided, the judge might herself be arriving at a possible solution to the parties' continued clash.

This 'dismal science' may be dismal, but I'm not quite sure it's science...in Virtual Legality.

#Epic #Apple #Lawsuit


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CHAPTERS
00:00 Introduction
02:00 Apple Announces Blocked Transactions
03:29 Day 7 Live Tweets (Adi Robertson)
04:34 Consumer Harms (Evans)
07:10 Market Confusion (Evans)
11:37 iOS and Android Aren't Competitive? (Evans)
14:01 Structuring the App Store (Evans)
21:18 Monopolies and Quality Services (Evans)
23:15 The Call of Duty (Evans)
29:36 The Judge Speaks (Anti-Steering) (Evans)
37:15 Substitutes and Subscriptions (Middleware) (Athey)
46:14 The Judge Speaks Again (Anti-Steering) (Athey)
47:14 Cross Examination (Athey)
52:00 Conclusion


Discussed in this episode:

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

"Epic v Apple: Just the Trial"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-TrSXpg6irNK7kbZt-NY0O

"Everything We've Learned In The Epic V Apple Trial So Far"
Gamespot Updating Webpage
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/everything-weve-learned-in-the-epic-v-apple-trial-so-far/1100-6490954/

"Apple has a new stat it’s released right in the middle of the Epic Games antitrust trial."
Tweet - May 11, 2021 - Nick Statt
https://twitter.com/nickstatt/status/1392163031254249481

"Apple says App Store protected against $1.5 billion in potential fraud last year"
Protocol - May 11, 2021
https://www.protocol.com/apple-epic-trial/apple-app-store-fraud-protections

"Day 7 of Epic v. Apple..."
Twitter Thread - May 11, 2021 - Adi Robertson
https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1392130942379102210

"Epic v. Apple keeps coming back to the gap between ignorance and inconvenience"
The Verge - May 11, 2021
https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/11/22431356/epic-v-apple-anti-steering-ios-fortnite-subscriptions-web-day-7


"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
02:00 Apple Announces Blocked Transactions
03:29 Day 7 Live Tweets (Adi Robertson)
04:34 Consumer Harms (Evans)
07:10 Market Confusion (Evans)
11:37 iOS and Android Aren't Competitive? (Evans)
14:01 Structuring the App Store (Evans)
21:18 Monopolies and Quality Services (Evans)
23:15 The Call of Duty (Evans)
29:36 The Judge Speaks (Anti-Steering) (Evans)
37:15 Substitutes and Subscriptions (Middleware) (Athey)
46:14 The Judge Speaks Again (Anti-Steering) (Athey)
47:14 Cross Examination (Athey)
52:00 Conclusion

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