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BitTorrent and the App Store

TorrentFreak (via Hacker News):

Apple defended this policy and told developers that their apps were not allowed “because this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third-party rights.”

However, now some apps are being approved:

While other BitTorrent apps slipped by Apple’s review team for a day or two, Conttrol’s entrance into the App store is not an isolated incident. A few months ago Apple also blessed Transmission RPC, a remote control for the Transmission popular client.

4 Comments

“Update [Sep. 11, 2012]: Both apps have been pulled by Apple now.”
“So that’s it. BitTorrent apps are still banned by Apple, indefinitely.”
http://torrentfreak.com/apple-sorry-bittorrent-apps-were-approved-by-mistake-120911/

@Lionel Thanks for that update. It’s too bad since there are also so many legitimate uses of these apps.

Wow. You will never find a more wreched hive of scum and villainy than the comments section of those TorrentFreak articles.

"because this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third-party rights."

The App Review Team should shut its mouth because it's often used for the purpose of saying stupid things.

I'm not a big fan on BitTorrent but the invoked reason could also be used to prohibit YouTube from the App Store. So why is still there?

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