Update on Mizuu’s availability

Hi everyone!

Some of you probably already know this, but I received an e-mail from Google Play four days ago, telling me that Mizuu had been removed from Google Play due to a “violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy.”

There’s been quite a bit of talk about it on Google+ and Reddit since then, and just a few hours ago I received word that it has been reinstated. I’ve republished the application and it is now online again. For anyone wondering, it seems like the issue wasn’t related to the app icon nor the screenshots. I was asked to prove to Google that I was authorized to use the data from www.themoviedb.org.

I haven’t posted anything about it here, as I wanted to wait until I received a final decision.

Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know what happened and how it turned out.

4 Comments

  1. Glad to hear it’s been resolved positively!

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    • Hi Michell Bak,

      How did you prove to Google that you are authorized to use the data from themoviedb.org? Would it possible for you to share the approach to resolving this issue?

      Shashank.

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      • I sent them a screenshot of the e-mail I received from TMDb with my API key.

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        • Thank you very much Michell. I hope that course of action will help us solve our issue.

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