Open Formula 1 app is blocked by Google Play

Today, I got an e-mail from Google play:

This is a notification that your application, Open Formula 1 Live, with package ID lv.beshkin.formulaone, has been removed from the Google Play Store.

REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy.

All violations are tracked. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts.

If your developer account is still in good standing, you may revise and upload a policy compliant version of your application as a new package name. Before uploading any new applications, please review the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy.

If you feel we have made this determination in error, you can visit the Google Play Help Center article for additional information regarding this removal.

The Google Play Team

I requested an explanation on this issue. Will keep you informed on this problem progress.

Seems, Bernie knoked my door. 😉

UPDATE: you can download the app from here Open Formula 1 download


  1. You cant source news from popular websites (including without paying royalties to them and make an app out of it and sell it on market place.

  2. actually, it doesn’t matter if you sell or not the app.
    You are in the same situation as me – you are distributing information, which is licensed by
    I didn’t sell app directly, so this might be a question of some data owner not agree with my distribution. And I mentioned all the sources of information in app and in the description on Google play.
    I appealed to Google play in order to give me an explanation, which data source should be removed from the app. Waiting for reply.

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