Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Retweet: Japanese publishers blame Apple for copyright violations of new apps within the iTunes App Store

How about a standing ovation for Japanese publishers? Unlike their American cousins, it appears that Japanese publishers are paying attention to what has been going on in the iTunes App Store, and as a result have denounced Apple for allowing apps to be approved that violate the copyright of their media properties, according to a post on the WSJ website.

It has been a recurring theme here at TNM to point out that new apps are being approved weekly, if not daily, that play off the brand names of media properties. Apple says it will remove apps that violate the trademarks of media properties when notified by the media company, but there have been plenty of obvious examples of trade name violations leaving one to wonder who at Apple is in charge of media app approval.