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Virtual Legality Episode 288

#FreeFortnite: Epic's Unethical Hashtag Mob

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Love them or hate them, Epic Games' creation and use of a #FreeFortnite army against their corporate and legal enemies, in Apple and Google, should be something that both sides of the issue condemn.

We don't wield, encourage, or condone the use of outrage mobs...in Virtual Legality.

#Epic #FreeFortnite #Apple


Discussed in this episode:

"Epic Declares War on Apple/Google...with Fortnite (VL285)"
YouTube Video - August 13, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/Xb1E6-okFxQ

"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

"Rd. 2! A Lawyer Reacts to Epic's Google Lawsuit (VL287)"
YouTube Video - August 14, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/0qVsZXajXuQ

"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.
Filed August 13, 2020 (US N.D. Cal)
https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/apple-complaint-734589783.pdf

"Fortnite Mocks Apple's App Store During In-Game Event"
ScreenRant - August 13, 2020 - Zackerie Fairfax
https://screenrant.com/fortnite-mocks-apple-event-freefortnite/

"Fortnite player distribution in the U.S. 2018, by age group"
Statista
https://www.statista.com/statistics/865616/fortnite-players-age/

"Apple confirms cloud gaming services like xCloud and Stadia violate App Store guidelines"
The Verge - August 6, 2020 - Nick Statt
https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21357771/apple-cloud-gaming-microsoft-xcloud-google-stadia-ios-app-store-guidelines-violations

"Epic's Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite video is an irresponsible piece of corporate propaganda | Opinion"
GameIndustryBiz - Rebekah Valentine - August 14, 2020
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-08-14-epics-nineteen-eighty-fortnite-video-is-an-irresponsible-piece-of-corporate-propaganda-opinion

"The Business and Law of Sony's EPIC Investment (VL263)"
YouTube Video - July 13, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/0AyjUSTSFQ4

"Actors’ union digs in with video, promises help as Disney talks sour"
Orlando Sentinel - July 25, 2020 - Matthew Palm
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/os-disney-world-performers-lockout-help-20200725-csayf6bsmfhkhgdmh3qfce6loe-story.html

"Can Epic Games actually take on Apple and Google? Experts weigh in"
Polygon - August 14, 2020 - Nicole Carpenter
https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/14/21369277/epic-games-fortnite-lawsuit-apple-google-expert-opinion


"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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