Epic Can't #FreeFortnite But It Can Save Apple App Tool

By Bryan Koenig (August 25, 2020, 8:44 PM EDT) -- In refusing to restore the popular Fortnite game to the App Store, a California federal judge said Fortnite creator Epic Games must live for now with the "self-inflicted" injury resulting from its decision to let customers bypass Apple's payment system, but she nevertheless barred Apple from denying Epic access to its developer tools.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers' order Monday didn't directly address the #FreeFortnite hashtag that Epic has used as part of a mass social media campaign as it challenges Apple's 30% commission on App Store purchases as evidence of an anticompetitive monopoly. But hours after Monday's oral arguments over Epic's...

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