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Virtual Legality Episode 321

Epic's Final Push: "Half-truths and Outright Falsities"

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10m Sep 22, 2020
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Today in "Epic vs Apple", Epic launches its final push for a preliminary injunction that would force Apple to allow Fortnite on the App Store, direct payment option and all, before the hearing scheduled on September 28th. But will it be enough?

Is eighteen sources too many? Not...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's "Reply to Opposition/Response"
Epic's v Apple - September 18, 2020
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17442392/90/epic-games-inc-v-apple-inc/

"Monopolization Defined"
Federal Trade Commission Site
https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/competition-guidance/guide-antitrust-laws/single-firm-conduct/monopolization-defined

"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

"Sony enabling Fortnite cross-play for PS4 against Xbox and Switch"
The Verge - September 26, 2018 - Tom Warren
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/26/17905146/sony-fortnite-ps4-cross-play-support

"Xbox gamers are now playing against PS4 players in Fortnite"
The Verge - September 18, 2017 - Tom Warren
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/18/16327964/xbox-playstation-4-cross-platform-play-fortnite

"Android vs. iOS: Which is more secure?"
Norton Website
https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-mobile-android-vs-ios-which-is-more-secure.html

"United States v. Microsoft Corp."
Wikipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft_Corp.

"United States of America v. Microsoft Corporation"
253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001)
https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F3/253/34/576095/

"Acquaire v. Canada Dry Bottling Co. of New York"
24 F.3d 401 (2d Cir. 1994)
https://casetext.com/case/acquaire-v-canada-dry-bottling-co-of-new-york

"Milsen Company v. the Southland Corporation"
454 F.2d 363 (7th Cir. 1972)
https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/454/363/438365/

"Kelly v. Kosuga"
358 U.S. 516 (1959)
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/358/516/

"Germon v. Times Mirror Company"
520 F.2d 786 (9th Cir. 1975)
https://casetext.com/case/germon-v-times-mirror-company

"EPIC Promises to Fix Game Launcher after Privacy Concerns"
Bleeping Computer - March 15, 2019 - Sergiu Gatlan
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/epic-promises-to-fix-game-launcher-after-privacy-concerns/

"Ninth Circuit Reverses FTC Win in FTC v. Qualcomm, Finding No Antitrust Violations from Qualcomm’s Licensing of its Standard-Essential Patents"
National Law Review - August 13, 2020
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/ninth-circuit-reverses-ftc-win-ftc-v-qualcomm-finding-no-antitrust-violations

"VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. V. LAW OFFICESOF CURTIS V. TRINKO, LLP"
540 U.S. 398 (2004)
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/02-682.ZS.html


"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
02:46 Epic's Response (Overview)
22:30 Half-truths and Outright Falsities
31:17 Epic Tries to Show Likelihood of Success
44:08 A look at iOS Security
48:17 Software Integration, Antitrust, and Microsoft
1:09:35 Sherman, Breach, and Termination
1:36:25 The Problem with Aspen Skiing
1:40:52 Public Interest and Conclusion

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