WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rick VanMeter, Executive Director of the Coalition for App Fairness (CAF) released the following statement on the verdict in Epic v. Google:
“Today’s verdict represents a resounding victory in the fight for a fair and competitive mobile app ecosystem.
“But there is more to do to ensure there are comprehensive legislative solutions to open all mobile app stores at global scale. Consumers and app developers pay billions because Apple and Google have unchecked monopoly power. Jurisdictions like the EU and the UK are well on their way to implementing legislation to promote innovation and protect consumers. The U.S. Congress must now act to stop this illegal conduct from further harming American consumers.”
The Coalition for App Fairness is an independent nonprofit organization formed to protect consumer choice, foster competition, and create a level playing field for all app and game developers globally. Originally formed by Basecamp, Blix, Blockchain.com, Deezer, Epic Games, the European Publishers Council, Match Group, News Media Europe, Prepear, Proton, Skydemon, Spotify, and Tile, CAF has rapidly grown from 13 to over 70 members since launching in September 2020. CAF offers membership to companies of any size — join today at appfairness.org.