Copyright infringement?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rdlew2008, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. rdlew2008

    rdlew2008 Junior Member

    Mar 28, 2012
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    Not sure if this is the right place but....I have been making android apps to load ads and thats pretty much how i have been making some money here lately but I got this email today from google.
    looks like fox dimed me out.\ do you think i need to worry about this?

    This is a notification that your application, Chris Griffin Sound Board, with package ID , has been removed from the Google Play Store.

    REASON FOR REMOVAL: Alleged copyright infringement (according to the terms of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act).

    All violations are tracked. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts. Please review the and to ensure that your applications are compliant with our policies.

    The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. Cli for more information about the DMCA, and see for the process that Google requires in order to make a DMCA complaint.

    Google may reinstate your application into the Google Play Store upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. Click for more information about the requirements of a counter notification and a link to a sample counter notification. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel.

    Please note that we have included a text copy of the Infringement Notice we received for your reference.

    The Google Play Team

    Text copy of DMCA complaint:

    Reply - More info May

    AutoDetectedBrowser: Internet Explorer 8
    AutoDetectedOS: Windows 7
    IIILanguage: en
    IssueType: lr_dmca
    Language: en
    agree1: checked
    agree: checked
    android_app_developer_1: RIDDLE APPS
    android_app_developer_2: Highbury House
    android_app_developer_3: DLSI
    android_app_developer_4: ALED
    android_app_developer_5: ALED
    android_app_developer_6: DLSI
    android_app_developer_7: appsnadir
    android_app_developer_8: Twooer
    android_app_developer_9: SgoSpace
    android_app_name_1: Chris Griffin Sound Board
    android_app_name_2: Stewie Griffin Theme
    android_app_name_3: Stewie in a Box
    android_app_name_4: Quagmire en Espanol
    android_app_name_5: Peter iGriffin en Espanol
    android_app_name_6: Peter Griffin in a Box
    android_app_name_7: Peter Griffin in Italian
    android_app_name_8: SoundBoard Collection
    android_app_name_9: Peter Griffin Frases

    companyname: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
    country_residence: US
    description_of_copyrighted_work: The television series FAMILY GUY. Fox is
    the exclusive owner of trademark, copyright and other intellectual property
    rights in both Series. These rights include the exclusive right to make
    derivative works and to license the intellectual property. The apps listed
    below all use copyrighted FAMILY GUY content without Fox's authorization,
    which constitutes copyright infringement. Specifically, these apps use
    voice clips from FAMILY GUY.
    dmca_signature: Kasimira C Verdi
    dmca_signature_date_day: 29
    dmca_signature_date_month: 5
    dmca_signature_date_year: 2012
    full_name: Kasimira C Verdi
    geolocation: US
    hidden_dmca_category: other
    hidden_product: googleplay
    location_of_copyrighted_work: The television series FAMILY GUY may be
    viewed weekly on Fox Broadcasting Network, and is also available on
    syndication, Hulu, and DVD/Blu Ray.
    represented_copyright_holder: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

  2. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

    Sep 15, 2011
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    you don't need to be worried about it as long as you don't keep on doing it...they removed the app and this is the first step in the process and will be the last step as long as you don't keep doing it...
  3. rdlew2008

    rdlew2008 Junior Member

    Mar 28, 2012
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    I already have other sound boards but this is the only one that was removed. THe email diming me and all the other developers that was included in the email was from fox. Should i just not do fox stuff anymore cause i would think that if google cared they would have took down all my other sound boards. Or even bann my publisher acount. I would definatly say that they did not review my account. IDK....
  4. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

    Sep 15, 2011
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    if you have a replacement for the fox stuff, then you should probably do so, or you could wait until those other programs are flagged...

    usually what happens with these sort of things is that they ask nicely the first time (cease and desist), if you don't then they usually draft a letter letting you know what they are going to do if you don't stop (file suite)...

    these big companies would prefer you cease your activities b/c if they have to take legal action, most likely it will cost them more to file suit, then they will ever get in a judgement or court order...
  5. shedboy

    shedboy Newbie

    Jan 11, 2009
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    I know this is an old post but I had my Google Play account closed because of 2 soundboards from the UK TV series fonejacker.

    The account was closed down because of a complaint from the company that owned the rights to the 2 shows.

    I would basicly look at existing boards, see how long they have been up for and use that idea, probably safest if they havent been removed
  6. DarkMeta


    Sep 27, 2012
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    Are you using someone else's app? if not then you should had register you app and i think other person has used you'r app