Epic Games — which is engaged in a global legal tussle with Apple — has announced that it’s filed a complaint o the United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in support of its investigation into Apple’s anticompetitive behavior.
The CMA is a non-ministerial government department in the UK that’s responsible for strengthening business competition and preventing and reducing anti-competitive activities.
Epic’s complaint alleges that Apple’s anticompetitive behavior and prohibitively restrictive rules governing the distribution of apps and payment processing constitute a clear violation of the UK Competition Act of 1998. It also claims to spotlight “Apple’s monopolistic practices, which forbid users and developers respectively from acquiring or distributing apps through marketplaces other than Apple’s App Store, while simultaneously forcing any in-app purchase to be processed through Apple’s own payment system.”
Epic has also commenced legal proceedings against Apple in the U.S. and Australia, and has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in the European Union in support of its ongoing investigation into Apple’s harmful App Store conduct.
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