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Rest in peace to the bad guys, or, if you’re too cheap to support a developer by paying for their application, the good guys. The United States Department of Justice has gone on a killing spree, crushing three of the best-known websites and markets for Android piracy. Snappz Market, ...

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COMMUNITY ALERT: DavinciDevelopers Stealing Apps To Sell As Own Creations

The people over at Android Community are reporting today that a group known as the "DavinciDevelopers" has been doing something pretty lowdown with the Android Market. Namely, taking apps that are in development and in the hands of beta testers and posting them to the Android Market as their ...

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Android Piracy Heat Map

We have heard and reported that piracy is an ongoing and growing problem on Android. One new study from KeyesLabs, the developers behind Screebl Pro and AAL (an open source Automatic Application Licensing), brings us a new perspective on the issue. Did you know you can advertise your app on ...

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Google Announces Licensing Service to Combat Piracy

Google and the Android team are doing their part to make sure you are using legit versions of paid apps and not knock-offs and outdated APKs downloaded from a torrent site.  The Android Developers blog has a short post up today that talks about their new licensing service aimed to help ...

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KeyesLabs Fights App Piracy with Automatic Application Licensing

KeyesLabs, makers of Screebl and Screebl Pro, have found their apps getting rather popular.  Great news, right?  Unfortunately, it’s not.  Developer and founder David Keyes estimates that after nearly 100,000 downloads, roughly 70% of them are pirated copies.  So, to combat this issue, ...

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