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Participants walk past Epic Games Inc Fortnite Video Game signage at E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, US, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 For three days, cutting edge companies, new technology groundbreaking and brand new products showcased at E3 Photographer: Kyle Grillot / Bloomberg
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(Bloomberg) – Epic Games Inc was barred from expanding its fight with Apple Inc over access to its popular Fortnite video game after a UK judge said the case could not continue in London

Epic had filed a complaint with the UK Antitrust Tribunal late last year, saying Apple’s decision to remove the game from the iPhone maker’s App Store was illegal The judge ruled Monday that while the US was a better forum for the Apple dispute, a similar UK lawsuit against Alphabet Inc- Google could move forward

Epic has sought to take the two tech giants to court and regulators around the world in an attempt to reinstate the Battle Royale video game It was removed from app stores after attempting to bypass systems payment with its own in-app purchases

– We are unwavering in our commitment to end anti-competitive practices by Apple and Google and will continue to fight for a more equitable distribution of apps globally a representative of the company said in a statement

Epic lodged a complaint with European Union regulators earlier this month, saying Apple should not be able to “block or tax a transaction” via other payment services

Apple’s stance as the guardian of what apps can appear on iPhones or iPads has already sparked antitrust scrutiny from the EU Regulators around the world are also increasingly concerned about oversight that some large internet platforms exert on the small businesses that depend on it

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World News – CA – Epic Games has stopped suing Apple in UK Over Fortnite ban – BNN Bloomberg

Source: http://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/epic-games-stopped-from-pursuing-apple-in-the-u-k-over-fortnite-ban-1.1566975