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Virtual Legality Episode 297

Epic v Apple: "Fortnite Out, Unreal In!" Reading Between the Lines

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11m Aug 25, 2020
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Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers has issued her first decision in the Epic v Apple Fortnite case, and like many judges before her, she has elected to...split the difference.

But though the top line result is what's most likely to be reported on, there is MUCH to be teased out from everything else.

We're just getting started on this one...in Virtual Legality.

#Epic #Apple #Lawsuit


Discussed in this episode:

"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.
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/epic-v-apple-8-17-20-768927327.pdf

"Epic Fires Back At Apple: "Unlawful Flexing of Monopoly Power"(VL296)"
YouTube Video - August 23, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/xOT--pKfXOU

"ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER"
Epic v Apple (August 24, 2020)
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.48.0.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).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

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
3:48 The Judge's Order (Overview)
10:17 The Standard For Granting a TRO
13:31 Epic Fails to Establish Likelihood of Success
16:28 Epic Shoots Its Own Foot (Irreparable Harm)
23:41 Balance of Equities (No Free Epic Games)
27:34 The Passionate Fortnite Fan (Public Interest)
32:33 The Restraining Order (and Issues)
37:55 Conclusion

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