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Apple Rejects iPhone BitTorrent App

Apple Rejects iPhone BitTorrent App

Citing copyright infringement concerns, Apple wonˇ¦t include a BitTorrent client in the App Store.

The Cupertino-based electronics company rejected Maza Digitalˇ¦s Drivetrain, saying ˇ§this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third-party rights. We have chosen to not publish this type of application to the App Store.ˇ¨

Apple is well known for banning porn-related apps or those it deems culturally unworthy. That said, the latest rejection is rather ironic: iPhones, iPods and even Apple computers nd those from its competitors are routinely used ˇ§for the purpose of infringing third-party rights.ˇ¨ And there already is at least one app available, called trackr, which is described as ˇ§an RSS reader with the unique ability to queue to torrent downloads diectly from an RSS feed.ˇ¨

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