BitTorrent App for iPhone Gets Rejected on Anti-Piracy Grounds

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Adding to their anti-boobies policy—which apparently may disappear with the new application parental controls in 3.0, Apple has rejected a BitTorrent application for the iPhone stating that it may be used for piracy:

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.

That's what Apple told the developers Maza Digital. They wanted to offer Drivetrain as a remote front end for Transmission, a BitTorrent client which runs on Macs and PCs. The funny thing is that, even if assuming that BitTorrent is used to download copyrighted material, Drivetrain itself doesn't do anything illegal at all: It just controls the software on the PC and doesn't use the iPhone itself for piracy.


Even if Apple has the right to approve whatever they want—after all it's their store—this time their arguments are just dumb. [Maza Digital via iLounge]