The messenger Telegram on demand Apple started to block access to the bots that provide pirated music. This was told TJ the Creator of one of the bots Ilya Samara.
Working from the end of August 2015 @vkmusic_bot sent to the user music files, downloaded from “Vkontakte” (the service was required to pass the authorization in the social network). December 15, Samara discovered that his bot was locked in the support of the Telegram he was informed that this happened because of the requirements of Apple. In case of failure to comply with the American company threatened to remove messenger from the App Store.
“Your bot has been blocked because of complaints from Apple for copyright infringement. As you know, our app is in the App store, and they have pretty strict rules about publicly available content, are protected by copyright. The complaints that they receive from copyright owners, have been transmitted to us, so here we have no choice but to obey and to block your bot,” the bot support-platform Telegram.
Bot Elijah Samara was established in the end of the summer, it was downloaded around 13,000 users. Of them daily used bot approximately 2 000, said the programmer. He believes that his boat was under lock due to the popularity. His boat was located in the top of the unofficial ranking of the best bots for Telegram. Also blocked was the same bot Petersburg developer Stepan Zastupaju. Bots remain available in version Telegram for Android and Windows.
Recall that Apple has previously written to the developers of the messenger with a demand to block illegal content. In November, the Telegram reported the lock on 78 channels in 12 languages, proscribed in Russia the organization “Islamic state”.
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