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18 July 2014

Темная сторона Google Play

К сожалению пост будет без картинки, и не совсем о разработке.

Буду краток:
Десятого июля прилетела первая ласточка от Google Play Support
Hello
I update all artworks and app icon. Please let me know, is all ok now?
Kulibaba Vadim

2014-07-10 18:01 GMT+04:00 Google Play Support <googleplay-developer-support@google.com>:

This is a notification that your application, FreeMp (Free Audio Player), with package ID ru.recoilme.freeamp, is currently in violation of our developer terms.

REASON FOR WARNING: Potential violation of the Impersonation or Deceptive behavior and/or intellectual property provisions of the Content Policy.

Your app and/or elements of its listing on Google Play, including title, description, logo(s), or promotional screenshots, have been flagged for potential unauthorized usage of protected works belonging to a third party. Protected work could typically include product names, brands, images, music, and similar works. This is a policy warning of impending removal.

To achieve compliance, you must perform one of the following actions within 7 days, or your app will be permanently disabled:

Provide verifiable and accepted proof that you have rights or license to utilize this content,
Make modifications to your app and/or its listing to bring it into compliance. To do so, remove any content that may be a protected work in your app and/or app listing.
Unpublish the listing from further availability on Google Play.

For further guidance, please refer to this article for more information.

If you have additional apps in your catalog, please also review and update them to reach compliance. Note that any remaining applications found to be in violation will be removed from the Google Play Store.

The Google Play Team


Приложение тут же попадает под некий фильтр, и количество новых установок сокращается с 5000/в день до 2000. Я предположил что речь идет об иконке. Иконка было взята отсюда, распространяется по лицензии Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) и судя по тексту лицензии разрешается ее использования для некоммерческих целей. Впрочем, иконка явно несет некий трибьют к иконке winamp и, дабы не гневить Гугл я в тот же день изменил иконку, отписавшись в гугл плей. Следующее письмо:

После регулярных проверок - команда Гугл плей установила, что мой аудио плеер содержит эротический контент (ну или продает наркотики несовершеннолетним)
Hi. This app is audio player. It don't contain ANY sexual content!!! Just play/stop buttons from androud. Do you realy think what this buttons are so sexual?
17 июля 2014 г. 21:46 пользователь «Google Play Support» <googleplay-developer-support@google.com> написал:

This is a notification that the minimum content level of your application, FreeMp (Free Audio Player), with package ID ru.recoilme.freeamp, has been changed to High Maturity (4) by the Google Play Team after a regular review.

REASON FOR CONTENT LEVEL CHANGE: Violation of the Google Play content rating policy.

After a regular review, we have determined that your app includes sexual and suggestive content. The content rating of your app has been changed to reflect this.

Please be advised that additional content rating modifications by the Google Play Team may result in administrative action, up to and including removal of subsequent applications in violation.

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.

We appreciate your contributions towards ensuring an accurate content rating experience for Google Play users.

The Google Play Team



Вот так сюрприз, подумал я. Это явно какая то ошибка, о чем и написал в Гугл плей. Но видимо было уже поздно:
Ну и напоследок - прилетает третье письмо счастья. Приложение удалено.
This is a notification that your application, FreeMp (Free Audio Player), with package ID ru.recoilme.freeamp, has been removed from the Google Play Store.

REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy. Please refer to the IP infringement and impersonation policy help article for more information.

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. If your account is terminated, payments will cease and Google may recover the proceeds of any past sales and the cost of any associated fees (such as chargebacks and payment transaction fees) from you.

If your developer account is still in good standing, you may revise and upload a policy compliant version of your application as a new package name. Before uploading any new applications, please review the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy.

If you feel we have made this determination in error, you can visit the Google Play Help Center article for additional information regarding this removal.

The Google Play Team


Какой вывод? Любой конкурент может «накликать» на Вашем приложении жалоб, о том что там порно, наркотики, секс, насилие и нарушение интеллектуальной собственности. И гугл удалит приложение не разбираясь.

Конечно, же я написал в google play опровержение, как и в предыдущие 2 раза. Конечно же я заведу приложение снова, с другим идентификатором, как советует google play team, но около ста тысяч активных пользователей потеряно безвозвратно. Пока насладиться эротическим контентом, можно скачав плеер с https://github.com/recoilme/freemp. Обидно, google.

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