US lawmakers say decision in Apple/Epic fight shows need to update laws

11/9/2021 1:23:00 AM

US lawmakers say decision in Apple/Epic fight shows need to update laws

US lawmakers say decision in Apple/Epic fight shows need to update laws

WASHINGTON : U.S. lawmakers determined to tighten antitrust laws said on Friday that a judge's decision giving only a partial victory to 'Fortnite' creator Epic Games in its fight with Apple Inc was further evidence of the need for new laws to limit Big Tech.Earlier on Friday, a U.S. federal judge struck

WASHINGTON : U.S. lawmakers determined to tighten antitrust laws said on Friday that a judge's decision giving only a partial victory to"Fortnite" creator Epic Games in its fight with Apple Inc was further evidence of the need for new laws to limit Big Tech.

Earlier on Friday, a U.S. federal judge struck down some of Apple's App Store rules, forcing the company to allow developers to send their users to other payment systems in a partial win for Epic and other app makers.U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, said the ruling addressed only some of her concerns about app stores."We need to pass federal legislation on app store conduct to protect consumers, promote competition, and foster innovation," she said in a statement.

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S. lawmakers determined to tighten antitrust laws said on Friday that a judge's decision giving only a partial victory to"Fortnite" creator Epic Games in its fight with Apple Inc was further evidence of the need for new laws to limit Big Tech. Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding): ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM Men's doubles final (1600 GMT/12 PM ET) 4-Rajeev Ram (U. Earlier on Friday, a U. The problems with the grant management system known as"JustGrants https://www.S.)/Joe Salisbury (Britain) v 7-Jamie Murray (Britain)/Bruno Soares (Brazil) Men's singles semi-finals 12-Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada) v 2-Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v 4-Alexander Zverev (Germany) LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM 14-Samantha Stosur (Australia)/Shuai Zhang (China) v 7-Alexa Guarachi (Chile)/Desirae Krawczyk (U. federal judge struck down some of Apple's App Store rules, forcing the company to allow developers to send their users to other payment systems in a partial win for Epic and other app makers. The committee will meet on Monday to take up the wide-ranging spending proposal that includes US$30 billion to remove lead pipes and US$13.

U.) 11-Coco Gauff (U. 30.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, said the ruling addressed only some of her concerns about app stores.)/Caty McNally (U."We need to pass federal legislation on app store conduct to protect consumers, promote competition, and foster innovation," she said in a statement.reuters. In a briefing with reporters, Apple's general counsel, Katherine Adams, defended the company's practices, saying they benefit iPhone users by protecting their privacy.) v 5-Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada)/Luisa Stefani (Brazil) (Compiled by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond) Source: Reuters. For example, in 2020, it settled with Zoom over allegations that the company misled consumers about the level of security it provided.

"Rather than limiting innovation or competition, the App Store has turbocharged it, ensuring that every developer has an opportunity to compete," she said. Klobuchar had teamed up with fellow Senate Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn to introduce a bill in August that would bar big app stores, like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google, from requiring app providers to use their payment system, among other measures.reuters. U.S. Representative Ken Buck, a Republican, along with a Democratic colleague, introduced a similar measure in the House.4 billion by Sept." (Reporting by David Shepardson and Diane Bartz; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman, Robert Birsel) Source: Reuters.

Buck and Blackburn said in a joint statement that the ruling was a step in the right direction but agreed it showed why their bill was needed. "Apple has abused their power to bully and profit off small companies," they said in a joint statement."All businesses should be able to communicate with their customers and not be held hostage by monopolistic behavior. Another roughly US$560 million be awarded by Oct." House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Representative David Cicilline, chair of the antitrust subcommittee, also called for tougher antitrust laws following the ruling. The House Judiciary Committee voted in June to approve six bills to tighten antitrust law, four aimed directly at Big Tech.

"It is clear that courts continue to narrowly interpret the antitrust laws in favor of monopolies," they said. 31, according to the draft documents. (Reporting by Diane Bartz in Washington; Additional reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Matthew Lewis) Source: Reuters .