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    Epic Games is deleting FORTNITE APKs from the Internet

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    Carlos Laforet Coll
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    Epic Games has taken legal action to remove Fortnite APKs hosted on file-sharing sites from the internet. The most recent victim was the APK Mirror website, which had to comply with a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act, in Spanish, Digital Millennium Copyright Act) action.

    When searching for the Fortnite APK in APK Mirror, the user receives the message: “It appears we had to remove the app because of a DMCA action by Epic Games Inc”.

    Epic Games has taken down the Fortnite APK download pages as the APK Mirror's based on intellectual property rights.

    The “takedown” or taking down of the page by the action of DMCA happens in two ways. First, the page is pulled from Google search results. Afterwards, Adsense, Google ads that allow the content producer to profit from the page, is also removed.

    These two actions alone are devastating for any website and have a very negative impact. But there is still a third action, much more severe. The latter prohibits the display of any content related to the app and game. Even though it has already been removed from Google searches and the like. In this case, the site is judicially summoned to remove the page or face legal penalties.

    We did a quick consultation on, a site where we can see DMCA lawsuits for Copyright, and it is possible to see that many well-known vehicles fell into the trap of publishing APKs without being from the official source, that is, the Epic Games website.

    Renowned sites like Gamespot, The Verge, Eurogamer and others have suffered restrictions for sharing unofficial Fortnite APK links on the internet.

    – You can download the game directly from the official website

    And can the company ban the distribution of an APK, even if it's free? Yea! Epic Games wants Fortnite APK downloads to focus solely on its official website.

    The producer has already released the download of the Fortnite installer for everyone to test. Just go to the official website and download the APK. You also need to sign up for the game's beta test.

    Even if you download the APK from anywhere else, the game won't work! It only opens when the person is already registered in the beta and has already received the invitation to test Fortnite on their Android.

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