Dispute with epic: valve has to issue steam sales data to apple

Dispute with EPIC: Valve has to ie Steam sales data to Apple

A US court has granted apple’s arrangement, which forces the game company valve for publishers of sales data of the platform steam. The legal dispute between EPIC games and apple uninvolved company now has to deliver sales, prices and further information about 436 on steam personed games to apple – until mitte marz. The data should rich down to the year 2017, slightly less widely called by apple originating back to 2015.

Judge: apple has arrangements "salt"

Apple has requested the data to deception monopoly forecast around the app store in litigation with epic games – they should show that there are significant competition in the distribution of apps. Valve apparently already provided individual, partly sworn documents to apple, rejected a further provision of data but as too cheerful and work propose.

Apple have with his "forced arrangements to salt the ground", valve was not concerned alone, noted the state judges of a US federal court (northern district of california oakland division) against valves law law360 reported. However, the judge closed apple’s reasoning that the steam sales data is relevant to the better understanding of the game market and software distribution over digital platforms.

How much competition does the app store?

According to an apple lawyer, according to the report, declared that the delivery of the required data set is feasible, apple had requested only data to 436 games and not about all around 30.000 game titles traded on steam. Valve had previously argued, one was as a PC playman and with the PC gaming platform steam in the actually relevant market for mobile access apps not prasent.

The definition of a market was allowed to play a key role in the dispute between apple and epic games to continuenite and in-app payment interfaces. Although the app store is the only way to sell apps for iphones and ipads, but apple sees itself in no market as dominant – one was exposed to a violent competition, emphasized apple boss tim cook on an appeal before the US congress last summer.

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