The Google v. Epic decision begin that the Play Store lived an illegal monopoly.
In the monumental case of Google vs. Epic, it has already been officially ground rule that the Google Play Store operates as an illegal monopoly. As The Verge notes, the verdict was reached unanimously by all jurors in the case, meaning the decision was a historic victory for Epic Games.
However, Epic lost a lawsuit against Apple in which it had sued the company for the same reason. However, the armor against Google was completely disparate as the main factor was the application and distribution costs. It is not yet clear what would happen if Google had an illegal monopoly on the App Store market. Google will likely attempt to appeal this decision so that the company can continue average assignment However, the appeal process can be slow and the verdict can take some time. If the appeal is successful, the matter will first go to court.
Before filing a formal appeal, Judge James Donato will likely decide how Google can seek relief. Like Microsoft, the company autographed a contract with the British company CMA to argue them to take over Activision Blizzard.
Google vs Epic jury verdict: Google has monopoly power in more than one market
While the case primarily impact the Play Store, today’s award also ask Google to access collaborative markets. The jury concluded that the Google Play Store market and the in-app billing services market had monopoly power. The jury also accuses Google of conserve illegal connections between the two markets. To achieve this, game contriver and smartphone manufacturers must work together to dodge baroque conspicuous consumption of competing employment
According to the jury, these agreements had a decisive influence on their verdict. At one point, Google offered Epic a huge sum of money to distribute its game Fortnight on Android. Instead of letting it foray (into) your business. Epic refused. This does not apply to Riot Games, the creator of League of Legends. that he allegedly accepted $10 million from Google to stop development of the Android Store.
According to the jury, akin agreements affliction Epic in the long dash Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney estimates that Epic could make “hundreds of millions, if not billions” without having to pay fees to Google.
Settlement talks apparently didn’t go well
Although it still seems unlikely that the two companies will buck an agreement and resolution, it is possible. On December 1, Judge Donato ordered Google and Epic to begin negotiations to see if an agreement could be reached. This was done knowing that the verdict in this case would be announced by December 13th.
Given today’s epic victory, the settlement talks clearly didn’t go well. It seems almost ironic that both sides were ordered to try to reach an agreement. In command of the accord reached by Google, the two companies initially filed a action While this is now a win for Epic, it’s probably not over yet.