"Flappy Bird" Takes an Extended Vacation... So Popular Its Creator Decided to Take It Down? Or Removed Because of "Ripped Off Art"?
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This seems to be causing a little bit of a "flap" in the mobile gaming community. I checked out Apple's app store and found that a number of flappy look-alikes and sounds-alikes have popped up.
You can now download "Flappy Bird Flyer" or "Flappy Jellyfish" on the Apple app store. They look substantially similar to me. They all seem to be ripping off the same art... although some appear to have at least tried to be a little original. Nothing like a copy of a copy... of a copy.
If you are a mobile app developer or artist, then make sure that you take steps to protect your intellectual property.
Matthew J. Van Den Hooven
Matthew is a lawyer based in Nanaimo, B.C. Please note that the accuracy of the information in this blog is not guaranteed and that the law does change. It is not a replacement for independent legal advice. Contact Matthew to arrange for an appointment today.