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Virtual Legality Episode 471

Epic v Apple: Talking Past Each Other...Frequently (Day 10)

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2m May 15, 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 ten, even more economists (and one returning guest star) talk past each other...to sometimes hilarious effect!

We're all probably starting to feel a bit bad for the judge...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 v Apple: Just the Trial"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-TrSXpg6irNK7kbZt-NY0O

"Epic wanted Sony’s PlayStation PC games to compete with Steam, documents show"
The Verge - May 11, 2021
https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/11/22424596/epic-games-store-sony-playstation-pc-games-steam-competition

Epic Games Store Strategy Documents
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20705652-epic-games-store-presentation

"Apple said Roblox developers don’t make games, and now Roblox agrees"
The Verge - May 14, 2021
https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/14/22436014/apple-roblox-epic-fortnite-trial-what-is-game-name-change

"iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Payments"
Roblox Support Page
https://en.help.roblox.com/hc/en-us/articles/203312760-iTunes-Google-Play-and-Amazon-Payments

"App Store Review Guidelines"
Apple Webpage
https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/

"Day 10 of Epic v. Apple..."
Twitter Thread - May 14, 2021 - Adi Robertson
https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1393219729918201856

"Want to understand the future of Android in Europe? Look at China"
The Verge - October 17, 2018
https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/17/17984976/android-europe-future-china-play-store-european-commission-antitrust

"Epic v Apple: Sony Sued on Epic's "Monopoly" Theory (Day 3 Catch-Up) (VL463)"
YouTube Video - May 6, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/39uHY-bH3-k

"Horizontal Merger Guidelines"
US Department of Justice
https://www.justice.gov/atr/horizontal-merger-guidelines-08192010

"Mobile Security: Android vs iOS — which one is safer?"
Kaspersky Webpage
https://www.kaspersky.com/resource-center/threats/android-vs-iphone-mobile-security

"Hackers are finding ways to hide inside Apple’s walled garden"
MIT Technology Review - March 1, 2021
https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/03/01/1020089/apple-walled-garden-hackers-protected/


"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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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
01:00 Epic Games Store Strategy (Influencer Payments)
06:26 Roblox Gets Out of the Way
11:27 Day 10 Live Tweets (Adi Robertson)
13:52 A Lack of Baselines (Evans)
15:53 Hitting back at Hitt (Evans)
17:35 Consoles Won't be Affected (Evans)
18:49 Mobile Devices and Essential Facilities (Evans)
21:07 China, Rogue Stores, Steering and more (Evans - Cross)
34:49 Financial Principles (Barnes; Barnes - Cross)
41:15 SSNIP, SSNIP (Rossi; Rossi - Cross)
47:52 Security and the Value of App Review (Mickens)
56:56 Conclusion

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