One of the most interesting aspects of smartwatch, particularly those Android Wear, is the ability to change the watchface effortlessly, almost as if it were the background of the cell. We have already seen some apps that allow you to generate new ones, and is even already have an online repository (and our forum) whose collection is growing faster and faster.
Among the many design are also available replies, generally very well-made, luxury watches famous and recognized as Panerai, Omega, Tissot, Rolex, Montblanc and so on. The practice, however, should not be much to genius manufacturers “original”, that would be even resorting to legal action to contain it.
According to a report by TorrentFreak, a wide range of manufacturers, including Panerai, Omega, Fossil, Armani, Tissot, Certina, Swatch, Flik Flak, Mondaine, IWC would have started a letter campaign “cease & desist” in many sites that offer from download watchface with designs copied from watches to their property. The reason, obviously, is a violation of copyright.
The phenomenon would be just the beginning, but manufacturers are anxious to nip in the bud: to see the watchface wearable exactly the same way as counterfeit watches. FaceRepo, one of the provided online gallery of watchface for Android Wear, was already adequate: it has already received and fulfilled several requests to remove copyrighted content, and if for uploading a watchface is detected the name of one of the producers mentioned above, will bounce automatically.