#1 App ‘Tris’ To Be Removed From App Store Due To Copyright Claim
College student Noah Witherspoon recently announced some unfortunate news. His free Tetris-esque game Tris is currently the top most popular free app in the App Store, but it seems it’s popularity drew the attention of the Tetris® Company, and they are claiming a “copyright” claim on the game and are forcing him to take it down by Wednesday, August 27th.
Noah writes in his blog:
The trouble is, I’m a college student, and not an affluent one, and I simply do not have the time, energy, or resources to fight this battle right now. There’s a point at which I am willing to give up and be practical, to let the world have its way with that ever-mistreated little ideal of “principle”. Thus, it’s with great sadness that I must announce that I’ll be pulling Tris from the App Store on Wednesday, August 27th, to remain in Apple’s systems but publicly unavailable until I work out a solution to this.
Other apps have been removed from the App Store for various reasons, but (unless I’m mistaken) this makes the first time that we’ve heard about an app that’s going to be removed before it happens. So, even if you’re unsure about if you really need it or not, we suggest everyone remotely interested in Tris to go ahead and download it before it’s gone.
You can download Tris in the App Store.