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$40 iPhone App Plagiarizes Nirvana's Wikipedia Page

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To the over-30 set, venerable rock outfit Nirvana was in bloom during our formidable years. Practically a soundtrack for high school and college, the band served up so many memorable moments that it's enough to give you an aneurysm. Naturally, app developer Idev Soft wanted to take advantage of our flannel memories and design an iPhone app called "Nirvana The Complete Biography." The program, however, is hardly served in a heart shaped box: the price is a steep $39.99.

So ain't it a shame that an app purporting to be a wealth of information and content includes this on the download page. "A brief, yet throughout [sp] introduction about Nirvana - the legendary rock band of US. All of the contents are based on wikipedia."

Pretty scary, huh? The developer takes none of the blame and offers no apologies for plagiarizing information open to and written by the public -- all of which is accessible via your iPhone. A wiser developer wouldn't botch the opportunity and have included better content. Interviews, music videos, live band footage. You know, milk it for all its worth. Overdo it and have a fit. The money will roll right in.

But this downer of an app that drains you of $40 for content that everyone can read for free? My priceless advice: scoff and stay away.

Oh well, whatever, nevermind.
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TAGS:  IPHONE, APP, NIRVANA, PLAGIARISM, SIGH ETERNALLY    SOURCE:   Gizmodo
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