Apple Bans Dev with 3rd most No. of apps

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  1. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

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    Apple’s e-mail to Khalid:

    From:
    Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 4:45 PM
    Subject: Notice of Termination
    To: XXXXXXXXX@gmail.com

    Please include the line below in follow-up emails for this request.
    Follow-up: 79376777

    July 24, 2009

    Khalid Shaikh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXXXXXX, California 9XXXX

    Dear Mr. Shaikh:

    This letter serves as notice of termination of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement (the “iDP Agreement”) and the Registered iPhone Developer Agreement (the “Registered Developer Agreement”) between you and Apple, effective immediately.

    Pursuant to Section 3.2(d) of the iDP Agreement, you agreed that “to the best of Your knowledge and belief, Your Application and Licensed Application Information do not and will not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any Apple or third party copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy and publicity, trade secrets, patents, or other proprietary or legal rights (e.g. musical composition or performance rights, video rights, photography or image rights, logo rights, third party data rights, etc. for content and materials that may be included in Your Application).” Apple has informed you of numerous third party intellectual property complaints concerning over 100 of your Applications and reminded you of your obligations to obtain the necessary rights prior to submission of your Applications. Nevertheless, we continue to receive the same or similar types of complaints regarding your Applications despite our repeated notices to you. The persistent nature of such complaints has led us to conclude that you are entering into the representations and warranties in the iDP Agreement in bad faith by misrepresenting that you have all the necessary rights for your submissions.

    As required by Section 12.3 of the iDP Agreement and Section 8 of the Registered Developer Agreement, please erase and destroy all copies, full or partial, of the Apple Software and any information pertaining to the services and all copies of Apple Confidential Information in your and your Authorized Developers’ possession or control. After you have completed those steps, please provide certification of that destruction to Apple, as provided in Section 12.3 and Section 8. Finally, please note your additional obligations on termination as set forth in those same sections. This letter is not intended as a complete statement of fact with respect to the subject matter hereof, and nothing in this letter should be construed as a waiver of any rights or remedies Apple may have in connection with this matter, all of which are expressly reserved.

    Sincerely,

    Worldwide Developer Relations (WWDR)
    Apple Inc.



    Via Mobile Crunch
  2. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I wasn't surprised by this at all. In the name of free market enterprise, the guy should have been allowed to stay; in the name of sanity and practicality, Apple's decision should have been made sooner.
  3. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

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    ya, he was like 100th strike your out, not the normal 3 strikes your out

    but then again, if he was banned appstore would only have over 49,000 apps

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    There strategy was flood the store with a as many apps as possible. Cheap built in a day apps. I wonder how much money they made?

    I think I might try it. Make 50,000 apps that do the same thing and give them different names. Bound to make money when someone opens the appstore and half of the apps are mine

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    LOL. JK.
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    gunzmaiet New Member

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    there is a dev with 2000 apps, eliminate the top 3 devs and app store will be "over 46,000 apps"
    if you remove the moron tests, flashlights, fart machines, soundboards then its "over 9000" ;P
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    Kid Dynomite New Member

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    What does this mean? it was a little to wordy for me lol
  7. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The man mentioned in the OP has been banned from distributing applications in the AppStore.
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    Kid Dynomite New Member

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    oh i see now isnt that kind of harsh?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not at all. Google the guy, or read one of the articles about this.

    He submitted several applications everyday, all of them junk, each for $5. His whole business plan was to hope someone mistook his apps for legitimate material.
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    What a mouthful. At least 100 out of 65k pieces of spam were removed of the App Store.

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