Cease and Desist Stories November 24, 2014

Anyone thinking they can use their smartwatch as a virtual copy of a well-known watch face is going to be disappointed, reports TorrentFreak: big-name watchmakers are issuing cease-and-desist notices to those creating smartwatch versions of their designs. expand full story

Cease and Desist Stories May 15, 2013

Google issues takedown notice to Microsoft over lack of ads on YouTube for Windows Phone (Update: Microsoft Responds)

Last week we showed you the native YouTube app Microsoft built for Windows Phone 8, but it appears today that Microsoft never had Google’s consent to produce the app.

Google reportedly sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter today, which The Verge has obtained, citing the lack of ads on the YouTube app for Windows Phone.

“Unfortunately, by blocking advertising and allowing downloads of videos, your application cuts off a valuable ongoing revenue source for creators, and causes harm to the thriving content ecosystem on YouTube.”

Windows Phone users will have to rely on third-party YouTube apps in the meantime until Microsoft and Google work things out.

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