Epic Sues Apple and Google in the UK

Epic Games is opening another front in their legal war against Apple and Google over Fortnite royalties. Epic's lawsuit against Apple is expected to start in January and they have also sued Apple in Australia. Now the BBC reports Epic is now also suing Apple and Google in the UK. Here are the details:
Epic Games alleges that both companies abuse their power by:

  • unfairly restricting competition from alternative app stores
  • stopping developers using their own payment-processing services for purchases
  • charging "unfair prices for the distribution of apps"

Epic Games is not seeking a financial payout but instead wants the court to order Apple and Google to:

  • reinstate Epic Games' software and accounts
  • let developers use their own payment-processing systems in their apps
  • let consumers download Epic Games' software outside of the App Store or Google Play

In a statement, Epic Games said: "We believe that this is an important argument to make on behalf of consumers and developers in the UK and around the world who are impacted by Apple and Google's misuse of market power."

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mxmissile wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 15:36:
Epic has some very "epic" points that I agree with, however the hypocrisy here is simply boiling over way too much.
Epic's differentiation strategy is both legal and valid and promotes competition. Many companies in many industries use this strategy. Apple and Google's monopolistic and duopolistic market positions are antitrust violations and anticompetitive. They are opposites.
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