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Hello Guys,

I am uploading an app to AppStore that uses the tmbd Api to show the latest tv shows . However it got denied because I need to show documentation that states what I can do with it for noncommercial public. This is just a portfolio project and I don't intend to use it to make money. https://github.com/lexypaul13/Trending-Tv-Shows

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@mpaul95 said:
Documentation for non-profit use.
Hello Guys,

I am uploading an app to AppStore that uses the tmbd Api to show the latest tv shows .
However it got denied because I need to show documentation that states what I can do with it for noncommercial public.
This is just a portfolio project and I don't intend to use it to make money.
https://github.com/lexypaul13/Trending-Tv-Shows

I don't know if I understand correctly, but...

This has come up before in a few threads. Take a read through these two threads:

  1. Android https://www.themoviedb.org/talk/5487cf7bc3a3684151000540
  2. Apple https://www.themoviedb.org/talk/530525ae9251413488038dc4

I'll check it out but I sent them this link https://www.themoviedb.org/documentation/api/terms-of-use to inspect. This was the question I addressed, "Is your data in the app from the TMDB website? If so would you have documentation that supports the usage of there information from TMDB?". Do you think the link I sent will address the question ?

@mpaul95 said:

Do you think the link I sent will address the question ?

Considering the amount of APPs that have already been submitted and approved by Apple,
and yet Apple acts as if it doesn't know it's the same source as the images,
it's impossible to predict what it will decide.
Apparently Apple cannot accumulate knowledge.

Lol a big tech company for nothing

I got a response from apple and this is what they said below. What type of argument can I use against this ? Ive seen another app that doest the same thing I'm doing. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjfgrW-to3xAhU4ElkFHZLDDQAQFjAAegQIBxAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fapps.apple.com%2Fus%2Fapp%2Fcineast%2Fid376167296&usg=AOvVaw31jCg9yzffuLAJsDY6wb2N

Guideline 4.1 - Design - Copycats Your app or its metadata appears to contain potentially misleading content. Specifically, your app includes content that resembles TMDB without the necessary authorization.

Next Steps Please demonstrate your relationship with any third-party brand owners represented in your app. Please see attached screenshots for details. https://iosapps-ssl.itunes.apple.com/itunes-assets/Purple115/v4/5b/de/a8/5bdea8b3-d7fc-de75-23b7-88c4af7d5c6a/attachment.efb94fbfe1a0f16e729791b936750def1313ffce.jpg?accessKey=1623599365_1939439161994408058_%2BfiOInBDq%2BxvgkdqdwLMcnuZoBNYyxLVM15P4zhZTnGx0%2BhWNDNdc1nEk8vTjc3orK9a3JXzwVqz%2BO1wYlhMbaackDXGBVREbqEwzbAOhisk9stY6bxVbQSLgOYfHIW43qJSRLD7dOGWI02xleZydmFwU0LOS%2FOGebDS3MdEkkHyZu8CZrsRDQwIIBdkJV6sG0%2Fmyf66Hex81e5gtlLsyg%3D%3D

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