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Virtual Legality Episode 545

Epic v Apple: APPLE LIED? Fortnite Out for (Much) Longer than a Fortnight

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"Apple lied." - Tim Sweeney, September 22, 2021

Fortnite will not return to iOS (or Apple in general) until the court process has played itself out. Epic (through CEO Tim Sweeney) claims this a reversal of promises made by Apple both publicly and privately.

But is it? And just how long is the court process likely to be anyway?

This playlist is not going away any time soon...in Virtual Legality.

#Epic #Apple #Lawsuit


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

"Apple lied."
Twitter Thread - September 22, 2021 - Tim Sweeney
https://twitter.com/TimSweeneyEpic/status/1440711467888615431

"Apple lied, breaks its promise to allow Fortnite back on iOS under its rules"
Epic Games Website
https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/news/apple-lied-breaks-its-promise-to-allow-fortnite-back-on-ios-under-its-rules

Epic v Apple
Apple Opposition to TRO - August 21, 2020
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.36.0_2.pdf

"Apple won’t let Epic bring Fortnite back to South Korea’s App Store"
The Verge - September 10, 2021
https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/10/22666146/apple-epic-korea-fortnite-developer-account-rules-response

"Epic v Apple: ROUND 2! Epic's Appealing an Apple Win (VL539)"
YouTube Video - September 13, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/nZU_7f91ZDo

Epic v Apple
Notice of Appeal (9th Circuit)
https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21061142/epic-games-appeal.pdf

"Epic v Apple: Judgment Day - Who Won? Who Lost? ...and Why? (VL538)"
YouTube Video - September 10, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/43CMV8KIs3E

Epic Games v Apple
Decided September 10, 2021 (N.D. CA)
https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21060631/apple-epic-judgement.pdf

Epic v Apple
Filed Injunction
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21060628-epic-apple-injunction

"FTR: Median time for final disposition..."
Tweet - September 23, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1440788060157865991

Median Disposition Time Table
https://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/data_tables/jb_b4a_0930.2020.pdf

NINTH CIRCUIT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/general/faq/

"Fortnite will return to the iOS App Store when ..."
Tweet - September 10, 2021 - Tim Sweeney
https://twitter.com/TimSweeneyEpic/status/1436370846545809410

"hey siri what is a button"
Tweet - September 12, 2021 - Tim Sweeney
https://twitter.com/TimSweeneyEpic/status/1437123251046649866

"Decorating your castle walls with the skulls of your enemies went out of fashion..."
Tweet - September 23, 2021 - Tim Sweeney
https://twitter.com/TimSweeneyEpic/status/1441043041620570117


"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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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.


DESIGN WORK
Joe Ellis (Logo Design)
Chris Leroux (Motion Graphics)
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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
02:04 Apple's "Lies"
07:01 Epic's "Agreement"
21:10 A Long Appeals Road
25:01 Apple's Rejection
28:29 A Matter of Trust
36:52 Projection on the Opposition
39:34 Conclusion

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