•   over 8 years ago

Apps developed by Samsung related workers & late submission should be disqualified

As pointed out from members in another thread, there are some submissions developed by suspected Samsung workers.

And it shows clearly that some winner submissons video are posted after 2014-07-17 5:00 EDT
I think they should be disqualified as they broke the rule

Any questions?
Shall we have a list of the suspected submissions?


  •   •   over 8 years ago


    This video is uploaded on Jul 18, 2014

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    All are late video, uploaded on Jul 18, 2014:

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    I am adding my voice with you!
    this is unacceptable, and please contact
    Everyone find a similar issue should contact Samsung about this!!
    If there are videos after 17th July this might be illegible submission!

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    also report on the app page that this is posted after 17th July.

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    Hello guys, my name is Elena Andreeva, i am author of Baby Monitor.

    Thank you for this discussion. I want to be sure that our video LEGAL and our submission correct.

    We posted first video with music in correct date: there are this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPckjQyKlbU&feature=youtu.be
    (16th July posted - correct date for contest)

    But Serena after submission done, asked us to remove all music from video, and we will make new video WITHOUT MUSIC. It is only one (!) change from original video, so we didn't make any another corrections. You can double check both videos to be sure.

    We made our video for challenge without any music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpZN90QgUOI&feature=youtu.be - please check.

    Serena101 MODERATOR • about 1 month ago

    Hi ElenaAndreeva,

    Thank you for this link. Per the ChallengePost Terms of Service Section 4.A.(i) "A Poster may permit you to modify part of your Submission after the Submission Period for the purpose of removing material that potentially infringes a third party mark or right, discloses personally identifiable information, or is otherwise inappropriate. The modified Submission must remain substantively the same as the original Submission with the only modification being what the Poster permits."

    As your edit falls within this term I will update your video for you.

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    @Elena .. its great that you clarified on that.
    I do agree that the contest organizers will need to further clarify on the issues mentioned above.

    In the mean time, I have a poll where contest participants can share their opinions about various aspects of this contest (e,g fairness, difficulty, usefulness of materials etc) . Many developers have responded and I will make the summarized results available to all. If you haven't chimed in yet ... please do . I think aggregated opinions will have a greater effect than individual discussions.

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    Thanks, vykthur.

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    What about copyright violations... check out the character image used in a couple of submissions that is more than a little recognisable and is copyrighted well beyond its original iOS and Android app days via product marketing

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    While I am concerned about the large number of submissions from Samsung employees, I checked the fine print.

    From what it says below, it appears that if you are an employee of Samsung, but not in the particular part of the company that is running the challenge, you can enter.

    Only Samsung can know if you are in an eligible part of their internal organization, and I hope they check.
    “Samsung,” “ChallengePost,” and any other organizations involved with the design, production, paid promotion, execution, or distribution of the Challenge are not eligible to participate.
    Employees, representatives and agents of the above organizations who are involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Challenge, and all members of their immediate family or household* are not eligible to participate.

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    Isn't the youtube date a pubication date, not upload date? I remember the youtube introduced that feature somewhere in 2012 - when you switch from private or non-public to public then the date of performing that operation becomes the one displayed by the video. I think this could be the case here.

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    As it turned out in the other topic there is a problem with the information Youtube provides about the date of publication/upload, so this one is more or less cleared. Other questions and observations remain.

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