Lazar Radic & Dan Gilman on Epic v Apple

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ICLE Senior Scholars Lazar Radic and Daniel J. Gilman were quoted by the Washington Examiner in a story about the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear an appeal of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ Epic v Apple decision. You can read the full piece here.

Scholars from the International Center for Law and Economics disagree, writing in the amicus brief they filed for the 9th Circuit that “ultimately, this case boils down to Epic wanting a free ride for its own Epic Games store and its own [in-app purchase] on [Apple’s operating system].”

ICLE senior scholar for competition policy Lazar Radic told the Washington Examiner that the injunction may expose consumers to “increased security and privacy threats posed by third-party in-app payment systems.” His colleague, Daniel Gilman, agreed and added that consumers are not likely to see lower prices or a greater selection of apps. He points to Epic’s own $245 million fine by the Federal Trade Commission in 2023 for “deceiving consumers and tricking them into making unauthorized purchases” as an example of the security risks posed by the injunction.