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Three websites have been restricted by the U.S. government due to their hosting of pirated Android apps, according to the FBI. The sites Applanet.net, Appbucket.net and Snappzmarket.com were the first websites of their kind to be shut down, it said.

The Department of Justice said these were the "first time website domains involving cellphone app marketplaces have been seized." The announcement came on Tuesday after the Justice Department took down the sites.

"The theft of intellectual property, particularly within the cyber-arena, is a growing problem and one that cannot be ignored by the U.S. government's law enforcement community," said an official FBI statement. "These thefts cost companies millions of dollars and can even inhibit the development and implementation of new ideas and applications."

GIzmodo notes that this DoJ effort to take down sites engaging in the piracy of mobile apps is unprecedented. The procedure of the takedown went similarly to how the government has handled issues of piracy when dealing with movies and music in the past.
The takedown was conducted by having "FBI agents downloaded thousands of copies of popular copyrighted mobile device apps from the alternative online markets," that were suspected of infringement, according to the FBI statement. "Nine search warrants were also executed in six different districts across the country today as part of the operation."


Well we still have 4shared....



 
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But..I liked applanet..
 
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Could individual users get in trouble for this? My friend uses black mart on a droid with no service.
 
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"These thefts cost companies millions of dollars and can even inhibit the development and implementation of new ideas and applications."

Not that bulls*** line again...

And the places they shut down sucked anyway...They will never stop piracy, as long as google is up then all I have to do is google
"appname.apk version#" and I can find a download for it...
 
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I'm not missing anything lol I don't have a droid and have never used any of the listed sites, now if for some reason I couldn't download epubs to read anymore I might express some dismay.
 
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All the good apps are free anyways.
 
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Could individual users get in trouble for this? My friend uses black mart on a droid with no service.
Any individual who downloads pirated material is possibly in danger of the law. Anybody can get caught.
 
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So we can't steal intellectual property, but Apple can steal, and profit off of intellectual property.

I don't want to live in this country anymore.
 
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So we can't steal intellectual property, but Apple can steal, and profit off of intellectual property.

I don't want to live in this country anymore.
I hear ya. I hope someone ***** apple somehow and costs them billions. It'd bring such a big smile to my face. Like anon to Sony.. just bigger... :smile:
 
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I hear ya. I hope someone ***** apple somehow and costs them billions. It'd bring such a big smile to my face. Like anon to Sony.. just bigger... :smile:

The thing is, it's only in America, Apple has lost nearly every other battle in other courts.
 
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Right, protecting the hard-work of app developers = scumbags :eek:



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Yep as much as i believe in supporting devs i hate govs that try to block **** and control our internet.
 
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You guys aren't seeing the other side. Would you like people downloading your app that you put time and money into develop? Probably not. You'd want the money.
 
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