The has become a staple of the internet the past few months, with things continuing to escalate after the original conflict between the two over Apple’s in-game payment fee policies. Now it seems Epic CEO has upped the ante again with a controversial statement regarding the importance of this fight.
In a conversation during the two-day Dealbook event on November 18, when asked about the legal fight with Apple, Sweeney likened the proceedings to civil rights struggles in the US. “It’s everybody’s duty to fight. It’s not just an option that somebody’s lawyers might decide, but it’s actually our duty to fight that. If we had adhered to all of Apple’s terms and, you know, taken their 30% payment processing fees and passed the cost along to our customers, then that would be Epic colluding with Apple to restrain competition on iOS and to inflate prices for consumers,” Sweeney said.
“So going along with Apple’s agreement is what is wrong. And that’s why Epic mounted a challenge to this, and you know you can hear of any, and [inaudible] to civil rights fights, where there were actual laws on the books, and the laws were wrong. And people disobeyed them, and it was not wrong to disobey them because to go along with them would be collusion to make them status quo.”
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