[OT] Mac App Store

Chipp Walters chipp at altuit.com
Sun Oct 24 16:17:38 EDT 2010


An issue which may be interesting, especially considering Apple's recent foray into the Mac AppStore.


It appears Apple is being sued because of an iPhone app contained illegal images. I always wondered about implied liability: If it's Apple's store, Apple's license, Apple's DRM, and Apple's customer, then who is liable when something like this happens?

We all know any decent programmer could create an app with a trojan that pops up a "VOTE FOR MY CANDIDATE" window this November-- which could never be detected by the AppStore geniuses. So, who's legally at fault?

I guess this upcoming lawsuit may provide a hint, except I'm sure Apple will settle it out of court with terms not to be disclosed.  

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