Earlier this week the media management app Mizuu was removed (again) without warning. Google sent a cryptic email quoting the “violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy,” but this time the developer has all the details. Turns out Google just wanted to make sure the app was properly licensed to display movie data.
The developer has republished the app and it is now online again, after Google proving that he was authorized to use the data from www.themoviedb.org. According to Michell Bak, the developer, it seems like the issue wasn’t related to the app icon nor the screenshots.
On his account on Google +, this is what he posted this evening:
“As noted in your previous response, your application is pulling content from themoviedb.org.
It appears that in order for your app to pull content from themoviedb.org you would need to hold a commercial license.
Please provide a commercial license or documentation from TMDB that allows you to publish their content.”
Michell Bak could post more concerning Mizuu on his website once Google issues the final decision.
Mizuu is now available for download on Google play. It is a free application and here is some of its features:
Mizuu requires Android 4.0.3 or later to work. It takes ups 5.6MB only space on your device. Viewing its content interenet connection might be needed.