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Google Wants Info Hidden In Antitrust Case

 |  August 23, 2021

A federal judge is scheduled to hear this Wednesday, August 25, Google’s argument as to why details regarding its business operations would face significant harm if made public, reported Politico.

The case in question relates to Epic Games’ allegations that both Google and Apple colluded to prevent its most popular video game, Fortnite, from being sold on either the Google Play store or the Apple Store.

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The developers of the game drew the ire of the companies after it allegedly shirked store policies, allowing gamers to purchase in-game currencies directly through the game, circumventing Google and Apple’s store fees.

Previously, US District Judge James Donato was unmoved by Google’s previous arguments. Donato ordered all parties to unredacted editions of their complaints, regardless of any “highly sensitive information.”

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Though Epic obliged, Google will now ask Donato to reconsider, and has indicated that it is prepared to take the case to the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in the event that Donato does not reconsider.

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