Tim Sweeney Comparing Ongoing Epic and Apple Legal Battles to the Civil Rights Movement: A Review

Full quote via TechCrunch:

It’s everybody’s duty to fight. It’s not just an option that somebody’s lawyers might decide, but it’s actually our duty to fight that. If we had adhered to all of Apple’s terms and, you know, taken their 30% payment processing fees and passed the cost along to our customers, then that would be Epic colluding with Apple to restrain competition on iOS and to inflate prices for consumers. So going along with Apple’s agreement is what is wrong. And that’s why Epic mounted a challenge to this, and you know you can hear of any, and [inaudible] to civil rights fights, where there were actual laws on the books, and the laws were wrong. And people disobeyed them, and it was not wrong to disobey them because to go along with them would be collusion to make them status quo.”

Tim Sweeney Comparing Ongoing Epic and Apple Legal Battles to Civil Rights Movements

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In an interview with Dealbook, Epic Games founder and Weird Room Haver Tim Sweeney compared the legal battle going on between his company and Apple to civil rights movements where black people fought for equal rights in America. You know, this incredibly identical conflict between two billion dollar companies to make more money.

Pros:
  • We have indisputable evidence that having lots of money makes it impossible for you to comprehend the scale of things and make reasonable comparisons of size.
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  • Shut the fuck up.
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Kenneth is a Georgia-based writer who still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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