Unauthorized use of copyrighted content in your promotional screenshots. from Google Play Store

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Oct 21, 2016, 10:07:31 PM via Website

Today I tried to publish a Wallpaper App on Google Play Store. This wallpaper app contains Tupac wallpapers from the internet. They said that the problem is in promotional screenshots. In screenshots, I used this davinciapss website, free version.

Message from Google Play:

Hi Developers at Gürkan Çatak,

Thanks for submitting your app to Google Play.

I reviewed Tupac Wallpapers HD, gc.wallpapertupac, and had to reject
it because of an unauthorized use of copyrighted content in your
promotional screenshots. If you submitted an update, the previous
version of your app is still live on Google Play.

Here’s how you can submit your app for another review:

Sign in to your Developer Console and remove any content owned by a
third party from all translations of your app's Store Listing. For
example, your app Store Listing contains: images of "Tupac" in the
Phone Screenshots. Affected Translations: tr_TR Read through the
Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted Content article for more details and
examples. Make sure your app is compliant with the Impersonation and
Intellectual Property policy and all other policies listed in the
Developer Program Policies. Remember that additional enforcement could
occur if there are further policy issues with your apps. Submit your
app. What if I have permission to use the content?

Contact our support team to provide a justification for its use.
Justification may include providing proof that you are authorized to
use the content in your app or some other legal justification.

If you’ve reviewed the policy and feel this rejection may have been in
error, please reach out to our policy support team. One of my
colleagues will get back to you within 2 business days.

I appreciate your support of Google Play!



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I could not understand where is the problem, What do you think? Possibilities

1- Using of tupac wallpapers. If this possibility is true, Why are there dozens of wallpaper apps about Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or another famous people on Google Play Store?

2- Using of davinciapps

I think it is not possible, because I can see dozens of apps on Google Play Store that uses such screenshot generator that is not rejected.

3-Using of application logos in first picture. Maybe this possibility can be true. I couldn't understant where I am wrong.

Please help, I do not want to waste my time and energy.

I supported two languages, Turkish and English. In the e-mail, they said the problem is in Turkish. This is another thing I couldn't understand because the same screenshots are seen in the English promotion.

What is the main problem? How to solve? Does only promotion screenshots violate Google Play policy? In my application, there are 27 tupac wallpapers from the Internet.

In My screenshots, there is Chrome logo, Can this cause this problem?