CARY – Fortnite publisher Epic Games is one of several publishers and developers joining a new group that’s pledging to fight for “app fairness.”

“The basic freedoms of developers are under attack. We are joining the Coalition for App Fairness to defend the fundamental rights of creators to build apps and to do business directly with their customers. We are an advocate for any company that’s ready to reclaim its rights and challenge the anti-competitive behaviors that exist on app stores today,” said Tim Sweeney, CEO and founder of Epic Games, in the announcement.

it’s the latest move against Apple and its 30% fees at the Apple app store, which Epic already has sued over. A court hearing is next next week. Epic also is suing Google for the fees that it charges.

The trade group is called Coalition for App Fairness.

“Developer freedoms are under attack. We are joining @AppFairness to defend and reclaim the fundamental rights of all creators. Learn more about how you can challenge the anti-competitive behaviors that exist on today’s app stores,” Epic added in a tweet.

Also joining are: Basecamp, Blix,, Deezer, the European Publishers Council, Match Group, News Media Europe, Prepear, Protonmail, SkyDemon, Spotify, and Tile.

“The CAF has been created to … ensure that the benefits of digital technologies are shared by everyone. There is a path forward that respects the role that platforms and app stores play while ensuring fairness and promoting innovation and consumer choice. The CAF has developed and published a set of 10 App Store Principles that address these issues. We believe the most popular platforms should adopt and follow them as they operate their platforms and app stores,” the group says.

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