First app piracy charges announced as infringement levels set to leap

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged four individuals for their alleged roles in piracy groups engaged in the illegal distribution of copies of copyrighted Android mobile device applications, the first time it has charged members of a mobile device app piracy group. It is positive that the DOJ is alive to potential infringement in this arena, but the problem is not a new one and the sheer scope of app infringement is set to rocket.

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