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Legal Question

Asked on: 7/13/13, 4:54 pm

As an app developer am I at risk of being sued for copyright with Amazon hosting my app?

I have an app that is on the Amazon app store which features characters that are similar in appearance to characters from a cartoon show. These characters are made out of blocks and appear in a world similar to minecraft. My app has a disclaimer stating that it is not created or endorsed by the owners of the IP of the cartoons show, and states that any resemblance to the characters is a coincidence. The Amazon app store agreed that my app was fine and now hosts it.

If legal action was taken would it be against me or Amazon?

If legal action was taken would it be to remove my app or sue for compensation? If compensation would it be an amount of the apps profits or could it be more than it even made?

Is there any additional statements I should include in the app description?

Thanks!

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