Getting Suspended

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  1. willow27 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have been developing and selling apps in the iTunes Market for 2 plus years and just got the "Notice of Termination" of my Apple Developer account email :mad:

    This happened on the 29th of August and pay day is the 6th of Sept.

    Does anyone know............... will I get paid?

    Very scary as that is the money I use to pay my bills every month.
    To think they could just take it away from me is very very scary :(

    Kimberly
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I'm sure you'll get paid for what was sold. Why did you get a termination notice?
     
  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Copy the question: why a termination ? Did you sold Device slots ? Usage of private API ? Backdoors ? Can you share the reasons ?
     
  4. willow27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    T u!

    Wow, Thank you so much for the fast reply. I have been literally sick with all of my bills coming due, thinking they may keep the money.

    I did not realize I was infringing on someone's copyright and pulled the app the millisecond I was notified by Apple. Twice.
    I guess that is the limit for that violation.

    I was Terminated for:

    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).”


    Kimberly
     
  5. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Twice ? Means two notification on the same app or two different apps with same issue ?

    Best guess: contact Apple and discuss the problem. And that you cleanup your apps or align with the owner of the copyright on usage.
     
  6. willow27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Two different apps, same section 3.2(d) of the agreement.

    Apple will not talk. They say someone will contact me, but no one has.
     
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    willow27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They say copyrighted material is defined by photos, essays, music, poetry, on and on................. u get the picture.

    I'd rather not be specific, just DON'T ever do it.

    Thank God for SandboxGeneral!

    At least I know I will be paid for the apps that sold up until I was suspended. Thanks again!
     
  9. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Wait... that almost sounds like your infringement was... willful. No wonder they suspended your account if it was. You really needed to be told not to infringe other's copyrights ? :confused:

    If it wasn't willful, try to talk things over with Apple.
     
  10. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    That is only an assumption on my part as I am not, nor have ever been a developer. Your best bet is to keep trying to contact Apple and/or wait until the pay day and see what you get.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. It certainly sounds like the OP knew what she was doing wasn't right.
     
  12. tninety macrumors regular

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    Excessive use of Comic Sans. :D
     

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