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Unreal! Microsoft Joins Epic's Fight Against Apple (VL295)

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When Epic Games asked the Court to restore Fortnite to iOS (iPhone; iPad), it also asked for it to prevent Apple from terminating its developer license (which would end, or at least hurt, Epic’s ability to support the Unreal Engine).

With so many developers invested in Unreal, it’s no surprise that some would support Epic in their quest. But a bit more surprising? Is who just decided to join the fight.

Microsoft has entered the chat…in Virtual Legality.

#Epic #Apple #Microsoft


Discussed in this episode:

"Epic vs Everyone: The Fortnite Antitrust Lawsuits"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-lb7ReoUqL5_dTcM8ngmfV

“Today we filed a statement in support of Epic's request to keep access to the Apple SDK for its Unreal Engine.”
Tweet – August 23, 2020 – Phil Spencer (@XboxP3)
https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/1297577235939856385

“DECLARATION OF KEVIN GAMMILL IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF EPIC GAMES, INC.’S MOTION FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER”
To be Filed August 24, 2020 (US N.D. Cal)
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/21810025/statement_support_microsoft.pdf

"Epic Wants Apple's Support - By Force of Law (VL290)"
YouTube Video - August 18, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/OQkD9kIgHkQ

Epic Games, Inc. v Apple Inc.
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/epic-v-apple-8-17-20-768927327.pdf

“Apple Fires Back at Epic: "It is Hard to Think of a Case Less Worthy" (VL294)”
YouTube Video – August 21, 2020 – Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/bZkX3pG8biQ

Epic Games, Inc. v Apple Inc.
Apple's Motion in Opposition to Temporary Restraining Order
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.36.0_2.pdf

“XBOX ONE PUBLISHER LICENSE AGREEMENT”
SEC Filing
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/946581/000104746914000555/a2218068zex-10_1.htm

"Epic Declares War on Apple/Google...with Fortnite (VL285)"
YouTube Video - August 13, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/Xb1E6-okFxQ

"Apple confirms cloud gaming services like xCloud and Stadia violate App Store guidelines"
The Verge - August 6, 2020 - Nick Statt
https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21357771/apple-cloud-gaming-microsoft-xcloud-google-stadia-ios-app-store-guidelines-violations

“But it is good to know that Xbox’s official position is that contract breach is okay…”
Tweet – August 23, 2020 – Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1297582043770036224


"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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