Think Twice Before Illegally Hosting Apps

Two men plead guilty as the Department of Justice investigates the rampant piracy plaging the Google Play Store. Nicholas Anthony Narbone and Thomas Allen Dye are accused of creating an app “black market” called Appbucket.net.

Apparently, over 1 million applications have been illegally obtained and the DOJ is currently looking into other pirated websites.

No news as to whether or not the federal government is tracking down those downloading the files. However, it’s perhaps too little too late to stop the sharing of copyright materials from the Play Store.

Good luck for those trying to get the new Dragon Quest games yet to be released in the U.S.

Related Sources: 

Justice Department lands first ever convictions against mobile app pirates (The Verge: March 24, 2014)

 

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