In the past few weeks we have again been getting complaints from app makers that Google Play is rejecting Android apps, and are threatening to close Google Play developers accounts. This is due to the increase in copyright violations. Android app copyright issues have again hit the headlines.
It is time to remind you all about the importance of original app content. Copying content is fraud, and is a serious Android app error that needs to be avoided at all costs.
AppsGeyser is an Android app template provider. We supply the templates for app makers to use to create Android apps. All AppsGeyser Android app templates have been created in-line with Google policies, and do not contain any pre-existing content that will cause your Android app to be rejected from Google Play. AppsGeyser is NOT liable for the content that app makers decide to put in their apps.
Unfortunately Android app makers are using AppsGeyser to create Android apps that contains content that does not belong to them. On some occasions Google will not pick up these violations, but they are looking for copyright infringements, and your app is very likely to be banned if you are indeed using content that does not belong to you. Using brand names is one very clear violation that will get your app rejected. We have seen app makers using brand names such as YouTube, Google, Facebook, Angry Birds, and so forth. Using someone else’s brand name as your app name, within your app name, or within your app description is identity theft. Don’t fall foul of these simple Android app copyright issues that are killing off many new app makers.
There is a common thought that content on the web is public and therefore can be used freely. This is not the case. Even though content is open to public view, it does not mean that you can use this content as your own without permission.
When you are creating an Android app business, you are building up your very own brand. How would you feel if someone took the hard work you had put into your app business and used it under their name? Not only is this an issue, you need to remember that you are building your business. You need to be building your business based upon your own content and not that of someone else. For your customers to be loyal to you, they want to know that they are following someone that has real industry knowledge, and is building a unique and genuine business. Finding out that your content is stolen will immediately ruin your Android app businesses reputation.
Don’t start your app career by ruining your app business’s reputation before the business has even got off the ground. Don’t take the risk of having your app removed from Google Play. Create your own content for your free Android app.