Originally Posted by Marvin
idea for a scam:
- write a book, get it copywritten and published, selling for $100+ a copy
- get someone to publish it on the App Store for free
- sue Apple for every copy downloaded
Perhaps they need to have a system that auto scans for copywritten text the way Google does for music on Youtube.
This is the huge downside of a walked garden. The fact that Apple reads through as much of a program as they want, then makes a decision, based on their own internal criteria... A combination of content, morals, technical, and future business decisions... Apple firmly lacks "common carrier" type status that other ISPs and Retailers fight so hard to keep.
As the judgement seems a reasonable amount of sales (82k vs 8200k like US courts allow) I see this setting a nasty precedent... But one coming soon in the USA as soon as the lawyers can actually get a case to court. This also explains why we get these "change your name or else" posts from time-to-time... As Apple gets cornered and settles to keep this from happening in US or EU courts.