Epic Games has filed an opposition to Apple’s offer to stop an injunction against the company that was issued in connection with the Epic Games App Store lawsuit.
As reported by Reuters:
On Friday, the creator of “Fortnite” Epic Games opposed efforts by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to stay orders issued in antitrust lawsuit as potentially lengthy appeal process unfolds .
The judge in case hard had previously ruled that Apple should be “permanently held back and ordered to prohibit developers from including in their applications and their metadata buttons, external links or other calls to action that guide customers to purchasing mechanisms, in addition to the In-App application. Purchase and (ii) communication with customers via touchpoints, obtained voluntarily from customers via account registration in the app. “
At the time, Apple welcomed the court ruling that it was not a monopoly or a violation of antitrust law. Epic Games was not happy with the decision and appealed first, with Apple filing its appeal more recently. Apple told the court it “understands and respects the court’s concerns about developer-consumer communications” and is working “on many complex issues in a global landscape, seeking to improve the flow of information. while protecting both the efficient operation of the App Store and the security and privacy of Apple customers. ” In the appeal, Apple said it hoped to strike a balance such that legal action would not be necessary to resolve the issue and requested a postponement of the aforementioned injunction.
Epic told the court that Apple failed to meet the standard required for a break because it failed to show that it would suffer irreparable harm by complying with the order, even temporarily. He also pointed out how Apple greeted the decision and said, “an injunction is the only path to effective relief,” with history showing that Apple would not make any changes without the injunction. A hearing is set for November 9 regarding Apple’s request.