Well, that was predictably quick. Last week, developer Pdafun launched a paid iPhone app called Any Music Downloader, which encouraged users to visit sites like MP3skull to download MP3s of copyrighted content. We wondered how it had been approved by Apple in our Bulletin story last week (Bulletin, 28-Apr-11). Well, the app has now been de-approved, but only after it topped the App Store paid app charts, unseating even Angry Birds. Wired reports on the takedown, while noting that the app’s legality was something of a grey area, since it was essentially a browser with downloading capabilities that could be used to access sites hosting infringing content. Apple hasn’t commented on its decision to remove the app from its store, but we’re guessing a rightsholder complaint would have been the spur. Source: Wired

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