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Here are 16 pages of what Epic wants after winning the Google App Store lawsuit

Here are 16 pages of what Epic wants after winning the Google App Store lawsuit

Do you think a judge will allow Google to allow the Android version of the Epic Games Store to live inside its Google Play Store, giving the Epic Games Store access to every app inside Google Play, and giving Android users access to a single Will you get access to the apps? Will the faucet allow you to start sideloading? Because after Epic vs Google, Epic is demanding a lot more from them.

On December 11, Epic won a surprise victory against Google in federal court. The jury unanimously decided that Google had turned its Google Play app store and Google Play billing service into an illegal monopoly. But what did Epic win? This has yet to be decided by Judge James Donato, and today, we're finally learning what Epic believes he should get.

As you'll see in the 16-page proposed injunction and my bullet points below, Epic is asking for a lot – it not only wants to stop Google from engaging in every possible unfair practice uncovered during the trial, but actively It also soon brought third-party app stores and billing systems on the same level as Google Play and Google Play billing.

Even if you think this is fair, it is unlikely that a judge will go that far. Today's epic document is the starting point for negotiations — Google has until May 2 to file its response, and then Judge Donato will hear from experts from both sides at a hearing on May 23. And Google will appeal what was said and done even if the district court case is over.

Okay, this is the document followed by my rough summary of what Epic is asking for.

What Epic wants from Google:

No longer do carriers and phone manufacturers have to tell us where they can't (or must) put an app store on their phones.

Google Play revenue will no longer be shared with carriers or phone makers

There will no longer be agreements with terms that could discourage other companies from running competing app stores

There is no longer any Android app exclusivity deal or most-favoured-nation clause that requires developers to offer the same prices, release dates and content on Google Play as other platforms.

Downloading apps from third-party stores should be as easy as downloading from Google Play, with no extra steps, warnings, or hassle, save a tap to sideload them — but Google may block malware and those apps. which has not been notarized

Equal access to Android API for all developers, not tying them to Google Play Store
Not linking access to other Google products and services to your use of Google Play

Google will allow third-party app stores access to Google Play's app catalog for six years and will let users let those third-party app stores update their apps.

Google will allow third-party app stores in Google Play for six years without any fees
No more anti-steering restrictions or incentives; App developers would be free to tell users how to make payments elsewhere at a lower cost, without paying Google more than Google pays to handle an app transaction.

Developers will no longer be forced to use Google Play billing, or "user choice billing", but will instead be given free rein to use alternative payment solutions.

No discrimination or retaliation against any app or developer for using alternative billing systems
Google will create a compliance committee with at least three members of the company's board of directors who are not Google employees as well as a compliance officer who will report annually to the court on whether Google is complying with the injunction.

That's broad strokes; Here are the specific details.

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