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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fakespyder wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 21:28:
I don't understand their issue with Google. You can bypass Google Play via side loading.
Maybe Epic should spend some money educating users how to do so instead of wasting money on that Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite propaganda.


It's just that the vast majority of phone users aren't technical or savvy. Convenience trumps all. It's like if Google was the only place from which you could buy a house west of the Mississippi and you said, "I don't see the problem, people an just build their own home!"
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