Yesterday, the jury delivered its verdict in Epic Games v. Google, finding that Google violated antitrust laws by monopolizing the market for Android app distribution.
The following can be attributed to John Bergmayer, Legal Director of Public Knowledge:
“This is a great day for fair competition and consumer protection. We congratulate Epic Games on their hard-fought victory in this case. Users and software developers will both benefit from changes to app store models that promote competition and lower prices.
“Epic’s win not only underscores the urgency for reform in app store policies, but also highlights the broader need for structural change in our approach to Big Tech markets.
“Though Google plans to appeal, and determining remedies will take time, this jury verdict shows the value of litigation in addressing anti-competitive practices. Details of Google’s practices that have been made public through this litigation can inform policymakers and lend support for the passage of the Open App Markets Act and other pro-competitive laws that can prevent monopolistic practices from arising in the first place.”
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