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Android 2.2 Leaked For Droid X, Motorola Attempts To Stop Distribution

The official Android 2.2 ROM for the Motorola Droid X was leaked out not too long ago, and already Motorola is making legal moves to halt the distribution of the file through hosting sites. MyDroidWorld is reporting that they received a Cease and Desist letter from Motorola, referencing their hosting of the Android 2.2 ROM file.

It appears Motorola is taking a strong stance against the unauthorized sites hosting the files, but it could be worse. BoyGeniusReport writes that "we’re not too far away from a official release at this point anyway."

Below is the censored copy of the email from MyDroidWorld:

Pursuant to 17 USC 512(c)(3)(A), this communication serves as a statement that:

(1). I the duly authorized representative of the exclusive rights holder Motorola for Droid X Keyboard Software, know as “repackaged-signed.apk”

The follow URL contains the software which we have confirmed as Motorola Copyrighted Software

http://www.xxxxxxxxx.com/downloads/update.zip


(2). These exclusive rights are being violated by material available upon your site at the following URL(s):

http://www.xxxxxxxx.com/downloads/update.zip


(3) I have a good faith belief that the use of this material in such a fashion is not authorized by the copyright holder, the copyright holder's agent, or the law;

(4) Under penalty of perjury in a United States court of law, I state that the information contained in this notification is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on the behalf of the exclusive rights holder for the material in question;

(5) I may be contacted by the following methods:

Richard Rushing
Senior Director Information Security
Motorola

xxxxxxxx@xxx.com
Office xxx-xxx-xxxx
Mobile xxx-xxx-xxxx

I hereby request that you remove or disable access to this material as it appears on your service in as expedient a fashion as possible. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Richard Rushing
Motorola
Senior Director Information Security
xxxxxx@motorola.com
Office xxx-xxx-xxxx
Mobile xxx-xxx-xxxx




TalkAndroid adds that Motorola's "reasoning for this hasn’t been made clear but if you were hoping to get an early helping of Froyo on your Droid X you better get to work now, finding the leak will only get harder from here on out."

Engadget observes that "given the company's recent history with the mod community, however, we imagine there's some sort of walled-garden reason behind it. "

If you do manage to find a working host site, head on over to AndroidandMe for a lsit of instructions on how to get the update working.

Others Sources: AndroidandMe, BoyGeniusReport, Engadget, TalkAndroid

Image from AndroidandMe

Source: MyDroidWorld

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