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September 12, 2021

Robert Kaminski quoted in the Wall Street Journal

"Apple Judge's Warning Suggests App Store Fight Is Far From Over" by Tim Higgins


Robert Kaminski quoted in Tim Higgins' Wall Street Journal article, "Apple Judge's Warning Suggests App Store Fight Is Far From Over"

The article reads:

Some think the judge’s use of California’s Unfair Competition Law, which is a broader statute than traditional antitrust approaches, to penalize the company could have expansive impacts on Apple, opening it up to further challenges.

We see the use of UCL against Apple bolstering the FTC’s stated objective of reinterpreting its own comparable statute—the prohibition on ‘unfair methods of competition,’” Robert Kaminski, who heads the telecommunications, media and technology policy research practice at Capital Alpha Partners LLC, an investor-focused policy-research firm, wrote in a note.

It is unclear how Apple’s revenue might be affected if users can more easily access apps’ websites for payments to get around the iPhone maker’s collection of as much as 30% of what is spent.

Full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-judges-warning-suggests-app-store-fight-is-far-from-over-11631363400