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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RE: Petty?
by Shannara on Wed 15th May 2013 22:06 UTC in reply to "Petty?"
Shannara
Member since:
2005-07-06

This is like saying US laws should be enforced outside the US .. Google has done some majorly F'd up things in the last year.

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RE[2]: Petty?
by jockm on Wed 15th May 2013 22:45 in reply to "RE: Petty?"
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2012-12-22

Well for right or wrong, EULA's in the US are more or less binding contracts. Google and MS are US companies, and are thus bound by these terms. Bad behavior on one sides part does not justify bad behavior on the other side.

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RE[3]: Petty?
by Shannara on Wed 15th May 2013 23:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Petty?"
Shannara Member since:
2005-07-06

Good thing they are only binding when both parties agree to the contract. There is no I Agree on the website anywhere for anyone just browsing or streaming.

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