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Hi,

I am trying to make a Gear 2 watchface with a Disney character on it. I use a drawing of the character on the watchface.
Unfortunately, my app is rejected by Samsung Apps, because of "Copyrighted material".

Is there a workaround for this type of situation ? Shall we never have the chance of seeing such apps on our "Gear 2" ?
In fact, this should not be specific to Gear 2 Apps, I believe, same rule applies to Android apps, at least the apps on Samsung Apps.

What can I do ? Would it matter if I draw it myself and make a serious mistake to say that this is not the correct character ?
 
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Hi,

I am trying to make a Gear 2 watchface with a Disney character on it. I use a drawing of the character on the watchface.
Unfortunately, my app is rejected by Samsung Apps, because of "Copyrighted material".

Is there a workaround for this type of situation ? Shall we never have the chance of seeing such apps on our "Gear 2" ?
In fact, this should not be specific to Gear 2 Apps, I believe, same rule applies to Android apps, at least the apps on Samsung Apps.

What can I do ? Would it matter if I draw it myself and make a serious mistake to say that this is not the correct character ?
Why dont' you make a Disney watch face with Watch Styler and publish it on Gearfaces.com

Gear users can use that watch face with the Watch Styler and/or Multi-Watch Gear app.

there are already a few others:

Mickey watch faces
 
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But my watchface is a standalone app with other features (digital clock and date with weekdays, battery & bluetooth status)
I am also planning to develop it with additional features like weather & location information etc.
so it's not just a design for Watch Styler.
 
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But my watchface is a standalone app with other features (digital clock and date with weekdays, battery & bluetooth status)
I am also planning to develop it with additional features like weather & location information etc.
so it's not just a design for Watch Styler.
Ok, then I don't know a way to get around the Samsung Copyright police...

Maybe just try again, another tester might not notice it.
My experience is that they don't really have a structured way of testing.
They might find a problem one day, but miss ten others.

But be carefull, if you violate the copyright laws too often they might block/remove your account completly.

Why don't you make you own nice unique design for the watch face, then you'll have your own copyright?
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