Recently some news has surfaced that Apple has started filing DMCA complaints to websites and their host providers requesting that their Siri Proxy services and websites be taken down within 12 hours. There have been a handful of proxies that have received these complaints and have been forced to shutdown.
I would like to stress the difference between a “proxy” based siri server and a “google” based server. We use a google based server and this uses Google Speech API to translate the audio captured by Siri to words then our server sends a response or action back to the device. A proxy acts as a tunnel to apple and uses apple for speech recognition and processing of the command.
Google Speech API based Siri Servers should be fine. It is hard to tell though what Apple can and can not do.
Apple sent this email out, this is only part of the email for privacy reasons.
We represent Apple Inc. (CASE ID). It has come to our attention that a website hosted by Host.com, (Website), IP: (YOUR SERVER IP) , is facilitating the distribution of “Siri Proxy’s” to its customers. The service sold by Apple on its device iPhone 4S. The “Proxy’s” are unauthorized reproductions of copyrighted material distributed by Apple, and has been published without the permission of Apple. Apple protects the applications sold on its website with digital rights management technology that effectively controls access to and copying of the applications. The publishers of this “Siri Proxy’s” have (CODE ID); that protection in violation of the anti-circumvention measures of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 1201(a)(1)(A). Apple therefore requests that you take steps to immediately disable this website. Please notify me by reply e-mail once you have done so, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
The email below is from a Siri Proxy’s host provider:
Dear Valued Customer,
You are receiving this e-mail because (YOUR HOST) has received a complaint on the specified IP address in the subject of this e-mail.
You are hereby requested to address this complaint within: 12 HOURS
Action being taken immediately by (YOUR HOST): NA
Addressing this complaint includes pin-pointing the cause, and disabling the abusive behavior, or either declining this report with supportive reasoning.
The abuse complaint is to follow after this e-mail.
Siri Proxies look to be meeting their end but will Apple take action against Google based Siri servers?
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