Fortnite vs. Apple

20.08.2020

Regular CLIP Board readers may not be aware that Bristows also hosts another microsite called The Cookie Jar, full of specialist content relating to technology.  We have recently posted an article there on the dramatic new antitrust claim brought by Epic Games, maker of the hugely popular video game Fortnite, against Apple.  It’s a pure competition case (not linked to IP like usual CLIP Board content) that centres on Apple’s App Store terms and conditions, particularly regarding the 30% fee charged by Apple on in-app purchases, and has been launched amidst the fanfare of a full social media campaign.  The full details are in the article; it’s a fascinating piece of high stakes litigation that is definitely worth checking out.

Matthew Hunt

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