In a "surprise" reaction to blatant breach of contract, the injured party has notified the other of the breach and told them to fix it...or have their agreement terminated.
But when it's Apple doing the "retaliatory" notifying and the breaching party is Epic Games, well, you can be sure that the action will be framed as an affront to public decency, morality, liberty, and the sanctity of family (no, I'm not kidding).
What has Apple done and what have they asked for? If Apple can terminate an agreement "for any or no reason", what is this fight even about?
And can Epic really force another company to support it - by force of a court order?
We sell the popcorn and the butter...in Virtual Legality.
#Epic #FreeFortnite #Lawsuits
Discussed in this episode:
"Epic vs Everyone: The Fortnite Antitrust Lawsuits"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Epic Games asks court to stop Apple pulling its developer tools next week"
Engadget - August 17, 2020 - Nicole Lee
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (Epic)
Epic v Apple (Case No. 3:20-CV-05640-EMC)
"App Store Review Guidelines"
"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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PODCAST VERSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE
|02:00||Request for Restraining Order (Overview)|
|13:45||Factual Background (What Actually Happened)|
|18:43||Apple's First Notice|
|21:28||Apple's Second Notice (Termination Right)|
|35:24||A Circus of Values|
|38:34||The Difficulties of Microtransactions|
|40:50||iPhone as Essential Facility|
|48:00||Fortnite's Importance to the Public Interest|
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