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Accused Android app pirates face criminal charges

22
Jul
2014

US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices. Criminal charges were leveled at leading members of piracy groups SnappzMarket, Appbucket, and Applanet, according to the US Department of Justice. Copyright infringement discourages smart people from doing innovative things, US attorney Sally Quillian Yates of the Northern District of Georgia said in a release. This problem is especially acute when it comes to rapidly developing technologies, like apps for smart phones, and these defendants are now being held accountable for the intellectual property they stole.

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