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05-12-2012, 02:53 AM
#11
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Originally Posted by Con View Post
To be completely fair, I believe Apple's rules are to let IPs through, and then have the owner of the IP contest it -- otherwise there would be too many resources spent figuring out if something belongs to an IP, if it was done with permission, etc.

That said, it really is surprising some of the stuff they've let through, such as blatant ripoffs and non-working games. :\
Apple App Store review guideline
8.5: Use of protected 3rd party material (trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, otherwise proprietary content) requires a documented rights check which must be provided upon request.
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
Actually, it shows the Apple review team's perfect understanding of copyright law and how to avoid liability for copyright infringements in the App Store.

No offense, gunxsword, but the fact that anyone thinks that a multi-billion dollar company (with a cadre of some of the most expensive lawyers in the world) wouldn't "understand" copyright is simply baffling.
Bull...

By using your logic:

1. Apple has 'perfect understanding' of copyright laws. They are fully aware of OCCILA, the protection it gives to online service providers against direct copyright infringements and the requirements set out in the Act.
2. "the fact that anyone thinks that a multi-billion dollar company", or the content holders of the Pokemon, AND Monster Hunter franchise, does not know the existence of the Apple App Store and does not red flag their contents and notice Apple of infringements in their system (the App Store) is equally baffling.

Henceforth, Pokemon & MH content holders red flagged their content from the App Store so Apple must systematically remove all infringing content.

Last edited by squarezero; 05-12-2012 at 08:31 AM.
05-12-2012, 06:15 AM
#12
Very poor job not taking offense gunxsword.

It's obvious Apple has a Pokemon focused app reviewer going through every app for copyright issues. They also have a special reviewer connected to every IP created that individually has to go through every app.

That being said I too am disappointed that Apple's Pokemon reviewer, Nintendo reviewer, or Gameboy reviewer were not able to catch this.

Also, I think this forum would be better used betting on how long this app survives in the store.

05-12-2012, 06:58 AM
#13
the real question is, is this a real game, or just pictures and an app that crashes right away?
05-12-2012, 07:56 AM
#14
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 10,918
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunxsword View Post
Apple App Store review guideline
8.5: Use of protected 3rd party material (trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, otherwise proprietary content) requires a documented rights check which must be provided upon request.

Bullshit.

By using your logic:

1. Apple has 'perfect understanding' of copyright laws. They are fully aware of OCCILA, the protection it gives to online service providers against direct copyright infringements and the requirements set out in the Act.
2. "the fact that anyone thinks that a multi-billion dollar company", or the content holders of the Pokemon, AND Monster Hunter franchise, does not know the existence of the Apple App Store and does not red flag their contents and notice Apple of infringements in their system (the App Store) is equally baffling.

Henceforth, Pokemon & MH content holders red flagged their content from the App Store so Apple must systematically remove all infringing content.
For the life of me I'm trying to understand what you are trying to say here and I can't. You claim that a statement of the obvious ("Apple knows their legal rights and obligations better than some Internet armchair lawyer") is "bull..." but make no counter argument against it.

Next time, can the profanity and argue your point.

Last edited by squarezero; 05-12-2012 at 08:31 AM.
05-12-2012, 10:41 AM
#16
App Icon is from a monster called "poring" in popular mmorpg ragnarok online.
05-12-2012, 04:42 PM
#17
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 34
In the Dutch AppStore people are saying that their account was hacked and the hacker downloaded the app (-the Chinese version, which is in the store for a while) with their accounts and bought all the IAP. Sounds weird, but a couple weeks ago the Chinese version was one of the top-grossing apps for a while..
05-13-2012, 08:00 AM
#18
will anyone talk about actual gameplay please?

With all due respect, I'm personally not interested in whose IP is whose, or who is ripping off whom. I don't care if this is a carbon copy of POKEMON Black, the company never bothered to even change any of the characters' names, and Apple approved it to be on the app store.

So far as I can see, nobody in this thread has yet to actually comment on the gameplay: Are the pics in the screenshots just images that appear before the game crashes? Is it even a game, or a ripoff like all those USD $4.99 "HD" games that were actually just jigsaw puzzles and still pictures (yet they made themselves out to be intricate flight simulators, FPS, racing games etc in the game description)? Has anyone even downloaded this to *see* the gameplay?

What's the deal with the Dutch App Store "hacker" post above? I find it concerning - though very nebulously worded. Could that be rewritten a bit more explicitly to make a little more sense? Please, ladies and gentlemen, let's keep things related to the actual gameplay at hand. This thread so far has done nothing to provide information on actual gameplay or assist me in making some decision on getting the game for one of my daughters.

No offense meant to anyone - cheers and thanks.
05-13-2012, 08:11 AM
#19
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: The red Skittle
Posts: 5,224
I'd say the reason no one has made any constructive posts is because no one is crazy enough to buy this. Me included.

Why are you even interested still? It's blatantly infringing on more than one franchise, which is already a great honkin' cross, it costs money + has IAP and there are potential reports of hacking. What else do you need to convince you to stay away?
(Just curious)



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Last edited by Echoseven; 05-13-2012 at 08:14 AM.
05-13-2012, 11:42 AM
#20
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,090
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Originally Posted by Echoseven View Post
I'd say the reason no one has made any constructive posts is because no one is crazy enough to buy this. Me included.

Why are you even interested still? It's blatantly infringing on more than one franchise, which is already a great honkin' cross, it costs money + has IAP and there are potential reports of hacking. What else do you need to convince you to stay away?
(Just curious)
exactly... why would anyone waste 1.99 on this trash.....