Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Apple’s favor in the ongoing Epic v. Apple litigation over Apple’s App Store rules that force developers like Epic to pay Apple up to 30% of the revenue they earn from digital transactions in apps. Its litigation against Google is ongoing.
The following quote can be attributed to John Bergmayer, Legal Director at Public Knowledge.
“Epic has been fighting long and hard to empower users and software developers in a mobile app environment dominated by two gatekeepers, Apple and Google. While its court cases are ongoing, this loss shows how current antitrust law, and how courts apply it, is not always fit for the challenges posed by dominant digital platforms.
“That’s why legislation like the Open App Markets Act is necessary to protect users, and the developers who make platforms valuable to users to begin with.”
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