Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has long bemoaned the lack of a proper YouTube app for its mobile platform. Now that the Redmond company finally created one, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has slapped a cease-and-desist letter on it.

In the video below, Fool contributor Anders Bylund walks you through the nutty twists and turns in this license-breaking saga. Does it make any sense to publish a high-profile app that ignores important terms of service when you already made a totally proper version for a different platform?

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