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  • Apple again asks Court of Appeal to stay Epic Games injunction

    maximara said:
    maximara said:
    I thought this had already been decided and not granted.  What am I missing?
    The first request for a stay was to the original judge. This request is to the circuit Court of Appeals. 

    The original judge was unlikely to grant a stay. The appeals court is the appropriate court to grant a stay, and it seems likely it will do so. 
    Except that is not what the title says: "Apple again asks Court of Appeal to stay Epic Games injunction" ie Apple previously went to the Court of Appeals and was refused.  I again ask what am I missing?
    The “again” in the headline may be correct, in that this could be a second step in the process with the circuit court of appeals, but even if so, then it is still not a reference to the proceeding you were referring to, which was Apple’s first request (in October) for a stay from the original judge in the district court, which was heard November 9 and denied. 
    watto_cobra
  • Apple again asks Court of Appeal to stay Epic Games injunction

    maximara said:
    I thought this had already been decided and not granted.  What am I missing?
    Right. I'd love to hear more on how the "injunction forces changes to its App Store business that would harm customers". I can definitely see how it would hurt Apple's pockets, but not seeing how it would harm customers.
    Apple isn’t exaggerating the impact of changing the methods they use to collect their share of IAPs in mobile games. It’s not a small thing.

    They may be exaggerating its effect on customers, but I suppose that really depends on what Apple does, and how developers respond. Higher prices for Apple customers who don’t want to give their personal information to a company like Epic seems a real possibility, for example. 
    watto_cobra
  • Apple again asks Court of Appeal to stay Epic Games injunction

    maximara said:
    I thought this had already been decided and not granted.  What am I missing?
    The first request for a stay was to the original judge. This request is to the circuit Court of Appeals. 

    The original judge was unlikely to grant a stay. The appeals court is the appropriate court to grant a stay, and it seems likely it will do so. 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Epic's Tim Sweeney calls Google 'crazy,' says 'Apple must be stopped'

    There are more fun quotes at the end of the article, including this: “[Their] policies are so restrictive that if the worldwide web had been embedded after the smartphone, then Apple and Google would have blocked all web browsers from being released on their platforms.”

    This one is also telling: ”There’s a store market, there’s a payments market, and there are many other related markets. And it’s critical that antitrust enforcement not allow a monopolist in one market to use their control of that market to impose control over unrelated markets.”

    I think it’s clear who was directing Epic’s counterproductive legal arguments in its case in the US. Like the judge in that case, in Korea the people charged with the actual enforcement of this law are not going to be impressed with such bullshit.
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Epic's Tim Sweeney calls Google 'crazy,' says 'Apple must be stopped'

    Have the details of how the law will be implemented been worked out? I haven’t seen anything with any real specifics, but I haven’t been trying to follow it.

    This conference just seems like a PR event, designed to try to influence the implementation of the law. “Working the refs,” as it were. 

    But that’s a real skill — it’s easy to piss off the referee if you’re not careful. For example, saying “I’m a Korean” seems more likely to just piss off the hard-working regulators and lawmakers who are responsible for implementing this, who have no doubt been working closely with both Google and Apple on the details. 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra