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09/28/2020

Paul Swanson Shares Insights with The Wall Street Journal on Hearing in ‘Fortnite' Maker's Apple Antitrust Lawsuit

Holland & Hart antitrust attorney Paul Swanson, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal Sept. 28 tech article entitled, “Hearing in ‘Fortnite’ Maker’s Apple Lawsuit Tests Antitrust Claims.” The article discusses the arguments heard in a recent hearing in the lawsuit launched by Epic Games Inc., the creator of the ‘Fortnite’ game, alleging Apple’s App Store practices requiring a 30% commission on purchases of digital goods violate antitrust law. In discussing Epic’s prospects for prevailing, Swanson comments, “Apple has chosen to impose a 30% commission at the app-use level rather than extracting those revenues from the iPhone purchase,” and how antitrust law doesn’t prohibit that choice.

Click here to read The Wall Street Journal Sept. 28 article entitled, Hearing in ‘Fortnite’ Maker’s Apple Lawsuit Tests Antitrust (subscription needed).

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