Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 21:46 UTC
Google "Wired has obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter sent by Google to Microsoft today, demanding Microsoft immediately remove the YouTube app from its Windows Phone Store and disable existing copies on consumers' devices by May 22. The YouTube app for Windows Phone - developed by Microsoft not Google - strips out ads and allows downloading, both violations of YouTube's terms of service." Incredibly petty. Just come up with a solution, you bunch of kids.
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It isn't petty
by lucas_maximus on Wed 15th May 2013 22:26 UTC
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You gotta sign up for their terms of service and Microsoft broke the agreement by the sounds of it, which isn't nice.

If you are using a service in your products you gotta abide by the terms of service and adverts is how Youtube makes its money ... not cool.

II. Prohibitions


8 .modify, replace, interfere with or block advertisements placed by YouTube in the YouTube Data, YouTube audiovisual content, or the YouTube player.


11. store copies of YouTube audiovisual content;

Edited 2013-05-15 22:34 UTC

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