I need your advice on an app being rejected.
AppStore says: Your app contains content or features that may infringe on rights owned by various news and media outlets such as the BBC.
Well obviously it is a news app, and I need to reference the source of my news, or I would violate copyright in first place.
I double checked it and found this.
We encourage the use of BBC News feeds as part of a website, however, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when BBC News content appears. The attribution text should read "BBC News" or "bbc.co.uk/news" as appropriate. You may not use any BBC logo or other BBC trademark.
Well, it seems app store is right about logos though. So I'm a bit confused.
Do you know how news apps such as Flipboard handle this? Because they show the real logo of the news organizations.
Many thanks for your advice,
They either got permission from the BBC or the reviewer missed it and let the app pass review.
If you're big enough and credible enough you can go to BBC and probably pay them a fee and ask to use their logo. Then you get a letter from them that you can show Apple and everything is fine. Most likely how Flipboard did it.