TAIWANESE MOBILE PHONE MAKER HTC has sent a cease and desist letter to Shipped ROMs.
The company is gunning for the website owner Conflipper, and has told him to stop distributing home brewed ROMs.
"We have very strong reasons to believe that the HTC Intellectual Property was illegally obtained by fraudulent means," said the letter from HTC's legal eagles.
"The subject dissemination and publication of HTC's Intellectual Property is in clear violation of HTC's legal rights and is an infringement of the HTC's copyrights, goodwill, as well as the other intellectual rights," the letter intoned.
HTC has given Conflipper two weeks to remove the offending material and will pursue him "by any means necessary" if he fails to comply. It almost sounds like if they were in Silicon Valley, HTC might call in the Apple police that busted into the Gizmodo editor's pad to investigate the leak of an Iphone prototype.
HTC is also peeved that the website is hosting illegal copies of HTC's original artwork as well.
The website Shipped ROMs focuses on HTC ROMs but also has an array of cooked Blackberry ROMs. If it does get taken down, ROM modders will find another source in less time than it takes us to finish this sentence. µ
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