Remember that fake ID app we talked about a few days ago? Apple had it removed after they received a letter about the possible dangers of people being able to create fake IDs with the application and print them out, etc. The developer, DriversEd.com, has commented on the matter.
According to the developer, who spoke with website MacRumors, Apple didn’t contact them until several hours after the app was pulled, with the following statement explaining the removal:
Apps must comply with all legal requirements in any location where they are made available to users. It is the developer’s obligation to understand and conform to all local laws.
Even then, the developer says that they had already taken precautions in order to help avoid such problems, and that it would actually be harder for someone to use this app to create a legit-looking fake ID than it would be to just create one from scratch:
DriversEd.com specifically and deliberately designed the app to prevent the creation of counterfeit identification. “By design, it would take more effort and expertise to modify the product of the DriversEd.com ‘Driver License’ app than to construct a counterfeit from scratch,” says Founder and Chief Operating Officer Gary Tsifrin.
Perhaps that letter sent to Apple was just a bunch of needless cause for concern?