Circuit Court Rules for Apple in Epic Games v. Apple
Apr 24, 2023

On Monday, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for Apple in the case of Epic Games v. Apple, upholding a lower court decision that the technology company is allowed to set the rules for its own app store. Chamber of Progress authored an amicus brief in the case, arguing that app store operators should be allowed to make decisions offering consumers varying levels of security, openness, convenience, and cost.

“Ultimately, it should be up to consumers whether they buy a phone with an open experience or a walled garden that’s closed to cyberthreats,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “By maintaining that marketplaces get to set their own rules, the appeals court delivered a win not just for Apple, but for consumers who want a safe, controlled digital experience.”


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