Apple-tracker down for good! ;-(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lkwan, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. lkwan macrumors member

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    #1
    Cmon apple... how much time is wasted by your employees fielding calls. Do you have any i5s in stock....?

    It seems that apple doesn't want people to know if they have iPhone or iPads in stock.

    Are their any alternatives?

    Good Bye ☹
    I've deciced to turn off the site. I'm not doing this because I want to, but rather because I received a DMCA takedown notice (you can see the full text below) from Apple.
    I'm not really interested in picking a fight with apple so..... I guess it time to just say good bye.
    Before I go though I just wanted to says thanks to all of you for the nice comments and emails that you've sent in the last few weeks.
    It was fun while it lasted.

    Mordy

    for further updates or to contact me you can follow on twitter






    DMCA Takedown Notice
    321 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Takedown Notice

    Date: October 17, 2013

    Dear Heroku Legal Agent:

    I, the undersigned, state UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that:

    [1] I am, a person injured, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of a person injured by unlawful web content published via and at heroku.com

    [2] I May Be Contacted At:

    Name of Injured Party : APPLE INC.

    Name and Title: RYAN BRICKER, ASSOCIATE

    Company: KILPATRICK TOWNSEND AND STOCKTON LLP

    Address: TWO EMBARCADERO CENTER, 8TH FLOOR

    City, State, and Zip: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94111

    Email address APPLE_COPYRIGHT@KILPATRICKTOWNSEND.COM

    Telephone: 415-576-0200

    Fax: 415-576-0300

    [3] I have a good faith belief that the the website identified by URL below is unlawful because, among other things, the page scrapes and collects data from apple.com in violation of the apple.com Internet Service Terms of Use (see: http://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/terms/site.html) and Heroku Acceptable Use Policy, copied here:

    Apple.com Terms of Use

    Your Use of the Site. You may not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. Apple reserves the right to bar any such activity.

    Heroku Acceptable Use Policy

    2.2 Your use of the Heroku Services must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances, including any laws regarding the export of data or software.

    [4] Reason:

    Content Type / Violation: Automated scraping/copying/acquiring web app, operating in violation of the apple.com Internet Service Terms of Use

    [5] Please act expeditiously to remove or otherwise disable the following website/web application:

    http://iphone-check.herokuapp.com/

    [6] I have a good faith belief that the removal of copyright management information from the material listed above is not authorized by law; and

    [7] The information in this notice is accurate.

    Thank you for your kind assistance.

    Truthfully,

    /Ryan Bricker/

    Ryan Bricker
    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    Eighth Floor | Two Embarcadero Center | San Francisco, CA 94111
    office 415 273 4368 | fax 415 354 3467
    rbricker@kilpatricktownsend.com | My Profile (http://www.kilpatricktownsend.com/en/Who We Are/Professionals/B/BrickerRyanT15273.aspx) | vCard (http://www.kilpatricktownsend.com/_assets/vcards/professionals/BrickerRyanT.vcf)
     
  2. wchangch macrumors member

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    #3
    Bummer! I was able to secure my 5s last week because of you. Thank you for the great site and efforts!
     
  3. 38special macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Such ashame! Loved the site...so helpful especially when you live so far from an Apple store! Thanks for your efforts
     
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  5. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

    Bako-MacAddict

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    California
    #8
    Thanks for the site anyways ! We appreciate it.
     
  6. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    Tacoma, WA
    #9
    I guess Apple didn't want people to know how terrible of a job they're doing at keeping their retail stores stocked, while still rolling out to additional markets.
     
  7. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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  8. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

    RiddlaBronc

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    Mcallen Tx
    #11
    It pisses me off!
    I still have not recieved my phone after a month of waiting while some people are gettig their phones quickly in the new markets! Wtf
     
  9. Bowsa2511 macrumors regular

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    #12
    For real they should prioritize their home country and customers.
     

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