AppStore: Apple verbannt Entwickler und seine 943 Apps

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Wie die meisten mittlerweile wissen, ist die Veröffentlichung von Anwendungen ein ziemlich langwieriger und komplexer Vorgang. Khalid Shaikh, Gründer von Perfect Acumen, wurde nun vom App Store verbannt. Seine 26 Entwickler und er haben in den letzten 9 Monaten 943 Applikationen veröffentlicht. Doch so beeindruckend diese Zahlen auf den ersten Blick wirken, so zweifelhaft wirkt dann auch das Konzept hinter Shaikhs Unternehmen. Die Anwendungen waren von fragwürdiger Qualität als auch Inhalt. Ziel war es in kurzer Zeit möglichst viel Geld zu verdienen. Anstatt ein oder zwei Anwendungen zu entwickeln und diese dann für €0,79 zu verkaufen, hat Shaikh es bevorzugt hunderte Anwendungen auf den Markt zu bringen zu einem wesentlich höheren Preis. Für EUR 3,99 erhielt man z.B. Anwendungen wie „Top Sexy Ladies“ oder „Top Sexy Men„, die im ganzen 5 Bilder !!! von Stars beinhalteten. Mittlerweile nimmt man an, dass er mehrere tausend Dollar am Tag verdient hat.
Der Grund für die Verbannung liegt nicht an der Qualität der Anwendungen sondern an der Verletzung von Copyright Bestimmungen. Leider ist Shaikh nicht der einzige iPhone Entwickler, der den App Store mit „billigen“ Programmen überschwemmt. Brighthouse Labs bietet über 2000 (fragwürdige) Apps an und liegt aufgrund des derzeitigen Vorfalls ebenfalls unter Beobachtung – vor allem wenn man sich einige Reviews genauer ansieht.

Mail von Apple an Shaikh

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.

Autogenerierte Mail von Perfect Acumen:

Dear Candidate,
Thank you for applying to Perfect Acumen Inc.
We develop iPhone applications exclusively using Objective-C and the
Mac. We have a strict work schedule of 12 hours a day 6 days a week.
Please read the first two chapters of ObjC.pdf before you can process
to the next stage of this interview process.
You should review a PDF we will send before interviewing on-site.
http://www.perfectacumen.com/welcome/india
Please review “ObjC.pdf“ & “iPhone in Action.pdf“
Our offices are in New Delhi, India.
Please confirm once you have read the 2 chapters that you are ready
for the interview.
Best,
Sanchay

Was denkt Ihr über die Verbannung von Shaikh? Glaubt Ihr er verdient es? Habt Ihr andere iPhone Entwickler entdeckt, die nach einem ähnlichen Prinzip arbeiten?

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