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Virtual Legality Episode 466

Epic v Apple: Peeling Back the Lawyers (Day 6)

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2m May 11, 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 six of the trial, things get a bit...weird. From naked bananas to deep dives on Fortnite creative mode, the "relevant market" often appears to be confusion and blind alleys.

Even a courtroom has "Mondays"...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

"Epic vs Apple - Week One Review: Epic still faces an "uphill battle""
GamesIndustry Biz - May 11, 2021
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-05-11-epic-vs-apple-week-one-review-epic-still-faces-an-uphill-battle

"Week 2 of Epic v. Apple..."
Twitter Thread - May 10, 2021 - Adi Robertson
https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1391771972481257476

"Epic and Apple are now fighting over a naked banana"
The Verge - May 10, 2021
https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/10/22429267/epic-v-apple-fortnite-app-store-trial-peely-day-6

"Epic pushed Xbox chief to open free multiplayer just ahead of Apple Fortnite battle"
The Verge - May 4, 2021
https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/4/22419392/epic-games-xbox-chief-phil-spencer-free-xbox-live-multiplayer-fortnite-apple-case

"WRITTEN DIRECT TESTIMONY OF DR. DAVID S. EVANS"
Epic v Apple - May 3, 2021
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.527.1.pdf

"Epic v Apple: Epic Makes Its Strongest Case Yet, But Is It Enough? (VL308)"
YouTube Video - September 5, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/0ic7v3vsO-A

Epic v Apple Preliminary Injunction Order
October 9, 2020
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.118.0.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).

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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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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
02:21 Day 6 Livetweets (Adi Robertson)
05:33 Apple as Impersonal Partner (Weissinger)
10:32 Are Consoles Really Subsidized? (Weissinger)
13:52 Slipping on Banana Peels (Weissinger)
15:48 What's in a Game? (Weissinger)
18:21 Project Liberty and CAF (Weissinger)
23:56 Epic Sponsors a Lock-In (Weissinger)
27:26 Beginning the Battle of the Experts (Evans)
29:29 Establishing the Relevant Market (Evans)
34:03 An App Aftermarket (Evans)
43:05 A Single Brand Market (Evans)
44:31 Profit Margins and Developer Unrest (Evans)
48:30 Conclusion (Judge's Questions)

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